Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Auburn_CordMuseum-PassportA National Historic Landmark This automotive mecca exhibits over 120 cars ranging from 1894 to 1999 and automotive displays on three floors. The museum has the greatest and most extensive collection of Auburn Cord and Duesenberg automobile in the world. Experience the passion from this great era as you step back through time. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday, and you get the impression of what a day at the Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the early 1930’s.

Location: 1600 South Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46707

Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission one hour before closing.

Admission: $12.50 adults and $7.50 students, Children under 5 years of age FREE; group and family rates available 

Phone: Call 260-925-1444


DeKalb County History Museum

DeKalb County History Museum


The focus of the DeKalb County History Museum is from the earliest inhabitants after the ice age through the formation of the county in 1837 into the modern era. Exhibits highlight pre-historic artifacts, early schools and libraries, clubs and organizations, businesses, plus urban and rural home life.


Location: 210 East Main Street, Butler, IN 46721

Hours: Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., May through September. Groups by Appointment.

Admission: $2.00 

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DeKalb County Museums

Dekalb County Museums

Visit Nine Different Museums Featuring Automobiles, Trucks, Aircraft, a Military Collection, Railroad Memorabilia, Art Exhibit, and County History.
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In an effort to promote and encourage visitation to our museums, the DeKalb Alliance of Museums offer this Passport Ticket which discounts general admission prices*. By paying regular admission at the first museum you attend, marked discounts are available at all other museums listed in the Passport. Ask for the Passport when attending our museums.

Some museums have limited or seasonal hours, contact the Visitors Bureau for information.



Garrett Historical Railroad Museum


The Garrett Railroad Museum is the former Baltimore & Ohio railroad freight station. Located along side the CSX railroad tracks, the station has been restored to reflect a typical rural railroad station of the early 1900’s. Here you will find displayed many relics, curios, photographs, and railroad items that tell the story of Garrett’s rich history. The basement of the museum houses an HO scale model railroad layout. Outside is an actual railroad post office car and a Chesapeake & Ohio caboose.

Location: 300 North Randolph Street, Garrett, IN 46738

Hours: Open Memorial Day through September on Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours by appointment.

Phone: 260-357-0162


Hoosier Air Museum


The Hoosier Air Museum is a showcase for historical aircraft and various types of aviation memorabilia. Committed to preserving the history of military aviation, the museum provides a facility where visitors can view historic aircraft and learn about the people who designed, built, flew and maintained them. Vintage and military aircraft include two WWI French Nieuport fighters and a Cobra Helicopter.

Location: 2822 County Road 62, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed. – Sun.  Closed December 15 to March 15.

Admission: $5.00 adults, $4.00 children, under age 11 free (large group tours exception)

Phone: Call 260-927-0443 or 260-927-1050



Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum


The Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum features a variety of vehicles to entertain the whole family and is also home to the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame, and the Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum. All under one roof you can enjoy the classic cars, beautifully detailed custom cars and feel the adrenaline rush you'll get from looking at the aerodynamic lines of an Indy race car. Admire the workmanship and ingenuity of antique carriages and get a close-up look at cars from your favorite television episodes and movies. Finally, you can view one of the world’s finest collections of custom hot rods, built by Carl Casper. Paid admission to the Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum also covers admission to the National Military History Center.

Location: 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: 9 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Admission: Adults $10.00;  Seniors $8.00; Youth 6-12 yrs. old $6.00; Active Military and Service Veterans $4.00. Children 5 and under and WWII Veterans free.

*Passport discount is $2.00 for admission

Phone: 260-927-9144



National Auto and Truck Museum



A National Historic Landmark

The National Auto and Truck Museum is housed in the former factory building of the Auburn Automobile Company. The museums emphasis is on post World War II cars, muscle cars, trucks and vehicles from 1908 “high wheelers” to current production pickups. Tour the International Gallery of Trucks and engines, plus a model car/truck and toy collection.

Location: 1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Winter Hours: January – February Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $7.00 adults, $4.00 children 

Phone: 260-925-9100



National Military History Center


The History Center offers a compelling “living” history, alive with the sights, sounds, and equipment that have defined America’s military encounters through the American Revolution to our present day. The museum complex spotlights a variety of galleries for all to enjoy, 60+ military vehicles, uniforms, weapons and artifacts. Paid admission to the National Military History Center also covers admission the Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum.

Location: 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: 9 am. To 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Admission: Adults $10.00;  Seniors $8.00; Youth 7-12 yrs. old $6.00; Active Military and Service Veterans $4.00. Children 6 and under and WWII Veterans free.

*Passport discount is $2.00 for admission

Phone: 260-927-9144



Garrett Museum of Art


Housed in an old restored Bank Building, the museum’s primary focus is to showcase local and area artists, and to provide art education to the county and visitors.

Location: 100 South Randolph Street, Auburn, IN 46738

Hours: Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission:  Free; Donations accepted

Phone: 260-357-4917



Early Ford V-8 Museum

The Early Ford V-8 MuseumMuseum-Passport

Dedicated on September 1, 2009

This new addition to automotive history houses artifacts, memorabilia, technical displays, literature and some of the vehicles that honor the Ford Motor Company and its influence on automotive and American history during the years 1932-1953. The new museum has 8,000 sq. ft. of display area providing a rich educational experience to those who remember the vehicles of pre WWII and those who want to know more about them.

Location: 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn, IN 46706

Hours: Monday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups available anytime by appointment (Special Rates Available).

Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.00; Children 7 to 12 $3.00; Children under 7 Free; Foundation Members and Spouses Free

Phone: 260-927-8022



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