As part of our Summer Travel Adventure, we wanted to stop and visit different things. We were only in Effingham, Illinois for a day and a half, stayed at the Holiday Inn, but I was able to find some fun things to do on the VisitEffinghamIl.com website.
One of those things was to visit the My Garage Museum which is located on the Mid America Motorworks property.
A visit to the museum does not cost anything so it is a fantastic opportunity to do something different and get a taste for all those vintage cars many of us miss.
The garage features thousands of automative collectibles and memorabilia for the car enthusiast to enjoy. We seriously could have spent half our day there had I not dragged my husband away. One of the first things we noticed when we arrived was the vintage gas station that was moved and restored – I later learned it was from 1910 – it was really neat to see!
There are different areas of the museum that we totally enjoyed including:
- Model Cars
- Various Memorabilia
- Gift Shop
Some of the cars we got to enjoy were the XP-819 Protype Corvette, the VW Meyers Manx Dune Buggy and so much more. We learned the typically have about 25 cars or so at any one time and they do change out on occasion so we may swing by again when we are in the area again. The facility also rents space so you can host a personal or business event which is super cool! They also host a lot of events throughout the year for car lovers to enjoy.
I was glad we weren’t in a hurry on this trip, because normally we would just drive through in a hurry to get we are going. But even if you are just passing through Effingham, Illinois, take an hour out of your trip to stop and check it out, I am pretty sure you will be glad you did.
My Garage Museum Details
Mid America Motorworks
2900 North Third Street
Effingham, IL 62401
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday:By appointment only
For other things to do while you are in the other you can visit the The Harley Barn, or head on over to the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau while you are there to get more information about other unique things going on in Effingham.