From Harley-Davidson to Porsche and everything in between, motorhead groups will fall in love with these automotive-centric attractions.
One of the largest automotive museums in the world, the Petersen Automotive Museum boasts an undeniably impressive collection, including some of the most iconic and rare automobiles you could think of. Groups will find themselves in awe of the building's massive façade, in addition to the museum's "Vault," which is a lower level display area.
Having opened in 1994 as an educational tribute to America's sports car, the National Corvette Museum is sure to please any car enthusiast who has dreamed about owning a Corvette of their own (hint: that's a lot of people)! Here, groups could explore the Corvette's past, present and future through rotating displays—along with the famous Skydome, which saw a sinkhole in 2014. All eight Corvettes that fell into the hole are on display once again. Some have been restored, but some have been left just as they were when recovered.
Did you know? Every Corvette in the world since 1981 is assembled at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, which is located just a quarter mile from the museum.
Cars aren't all motorheads are into; motorcycles are also appreciated! More than a quarter million people visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum each year, and it's easy to see why. At any one time, there are more than 900 motorcycles are on display in the museum, with the museum's total collection clocking in at over 1,600 spanning over 100 years of production.
You can't talk cars without taking about the Motor City. The Henry Ford—a globally recognized destination focusing on the innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness of America—offers groups a look at the world's premier automotive collection. Visiting groups could see some of the most notable vehicles in American history, such as an array of presidential limousines—including the one in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated—and the bus on which Rosa Parks took a stand for Civil Rights. You could even time your group's trip to coincide with the annual Woodward Dream Cruise nearby, which brings in more than a million car enthusiasts and their wheels.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for Groups Today.
Photo courtesy of National Corvette Museum.