Friday, April 25, 2014
Mik loves car museums, so when I spotted a sign for one in Kentucky on the way to Chicago he was disappointed I had not woken him up to ask if he wanted to stop. To be fair, he had already said no to my several other suggestions (Country Music Hall of Fame, Railroad museums and Bass Pro Shop) including getting in trouble for waking him up to ask. We had already planned to hit the Lane Auto Museum in Nashville on the way home, since it was not open on the day we were driving to Chicago, hence why we did not stop on the way, but we first ended up making sure we found the one in Kentucky.
The Swopes Cars of Yesteryear Museum features cars from the 1910s to 1970s. Mik enjoyed rolling through the showroom layout. It is mostly just the cars, but each has a good story about it and/or the model on the sign by it. There is also some other things on display on behind the cars, but it is too tight for a wheelchair to be able to roll between the cars to get back to most of it. Not that Mik cared, though, as he mostly liked just looking at the cars.
With all the road work related traffic on I-65 we did not make it to the Nashville one, but we were glad we found this one to check out and Nashville is an easy day trip from Huntsville, so hopefully we will get around to going there sometime soon.
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
1100 North Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY 42701