The Ultimate North Texas Car Museum Road Trip Guide

By: jwilder

North Texas Car Museums highway

This MOTOR Texas guide takes you on a scenic North Texas road trip through nostalgic small towns to discover the coolest antique automobiles and classic cars around! I call this road trip, the North Texas Car Museum Trail.

What is The North Texas Car Museum Trail

North Texas Car Museums map

The North Texas Car Museum Trail is a guide, created by MOTOR Texas, for exploring four Texas car museums that are located relatively close to each other. The distance between each museum is less than eighty-three miles (about an hour and twenty minute drive).

The close proximity of each museum make it the ultimate Texas car museum road trip. You could potentially visit every museum in one day, if you planned and executed well. But why rush?

The guide starts with the Horton Classic Car Museum in Nocona, and proceeds south to each museum. I chose Nocona as the start point for one reason: The city's tagline is "The Classic Car Capital of Texas". So you know this town has a lot invested in its classic car culture identity.

Of course, you can visit each museum in any order you want. My main goal is to make sure these museums get the attention they deserve.

Why Travel The North Texas Car Museum Trail

Car museums are extremely rare, and unfortunately, they are closing faster than they are opening. At lease that has been the trend in the last ten years in Texas. And unfortunately, another wonderful automobile museum, Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos, is scheduled to close in December 2018.

Museums are educational. Most people, young or old, can learn something new. In this age of electric and autonomous vehicle innovation, car museums play an important role in understanding the beginning of the automobile age. Especailly since these cars are rarely seen on the roads today.

In addition to antique cars, you get to experience four small towns that you might not have ever visited. There are some additional attractions in each town that are highlighted in each museum page.

How To Use This Guide

The North Texas Car Museum Trail starts in Nocona, the northmost museum, then heads south, ending at Clifton (a total of about 230 miles).

Each museum page has a link at the bottom that will take you to the next museum page.

Additionally, there is a "Plan Your Trip" section on each museum page that lists Things To Do, Places to Eat, and Places to Stay.

Start here to begin your journey on the North Texas Car Museum Trail. You can also jump to any car museum page via the list in the next section.

Enjoy your road trip!

The North Texas Car Museum Trail

P.S. Make sure to bookmark this page, send it to your email, or send it to your road trip partner, because you just might want to do this road trip! Or, send it to someone you know that loves to explore Texas! They will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

James Wilder

James Wilder is the owner, writer, photographer, designer, and developer for MOTOR Texas.


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