Last updated: 9/22/2009
5500 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Senior (65+): $7.65
Junior (13-17): $5.75
Child (6-12): $4.00
Child (under 6): Free
Located on U.S. 41 (also known as N. Tamiami Trail) in Sarasota, Florida, the Museum’s 60,000 square foot facility sits on 4 acres of land near such good neighbors as The Ringling Museum of Art and The Asolo Theater, home of the Sarasota Ballet Company. The SCCM is a Museum by day and a Banquet and Event Facility by night. A 4,000 square foot open-air garden Atrium in the center of the Museum is used for dining and dancing amidst the car collection. A gift shop filled with an eclectic assortment of collectibles rounds out the facility. The entire facility is "wheelchair friendly" and free wheelchairs are available for visitors.
The Museum features a “living” collection of over 100 automobiles, constantly being updated through acquisitions, exchanges with other car museums, and through donations of vehicles from collectors. The collection spans over 100 manufacturing years. Almost every letter of the alphabet is covered: Auburn, Bentley, Cadillac station wagon (one of only 5 ever made), DeLorean, Edsel, Ferrari, etc. Vintage, classic, muscle, exotic cars….they’re all here. We have the Beatles' Psychedelic Bentley, John Lennon’s Mercedes Roadster, Paul McCartney's Mini Cooper and a dragster belonging to Don Garlits among our favorite treasures.
In addition to our extensive auto display, the Museum also has an small antique game arcade we invite everyone to enjoy. The games are operational and cost just a few cents to play. Smaller exhibits can be found throughout the Museum and Gift shop, also, such as the Antique Camera and Photograph Display.
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