We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

J&R Vintage Auto Museum

Is this your business?
Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Cool place to visit

I have stopped in twice and really like the collection. I'm overdue for another visit to see what's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BEST car/automotive museum in the entire Southwest

I go to a lot of car and automotive museums all over the country and I've got to say that this is... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
bruce p
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Read all 38 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“vintage cars”(9 reviews)
“auto museum”(6 reviews)
“hidden gem”(4 reviews)
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
3650 Nm Hwy 528 NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144-7524
+1 505-867-2881
Reviews (38)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsvintage carsauto museumhidden gemmy husbandout of the wayon displaylove this placeraceautosinformationmodelclassicsignagedetailsmetallobbyfolks
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stopped in twice and really like the collection. I'm overdue for another visit to see what's new

Thank StephenM3431
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I go to a lot of car and automotive museums all over the country and I've got to say that this is the best in the southwest by far. They have somewhere around 80 car is mostly Classics in some of these ones that you...More

1  Thank bruce p
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This is a small family owned car museum, but all of the restorations are masterful & the descriptive signage is well-done. The Joiner family obviously has a passion for old (most vehicles are pre-Depression era) Fords, but there are a few Packards, a DeVaux, several...More

Thank SWFoodie
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Wow, what a collection of vintage cars, trucks and other artifacts with a family history. All are lovingly restored and maintained. Different than any other car collection I have visited. They even had a Cushman Eagle scooter, one of my favorites.

Thank joesaufley46
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Many beautifully restored cars and trucks all with a history story board on each vehicle. Other bits of antique items are displayed as well but not so many items as to make for a cluttered space. The museum is open, light and very clean.....not a...More

Thank Thelmadee
Reviewed February 28, 2018

This auto museum is a real gem. It is hidden away, a bit east of highway 528 at the far north end of Rio Rancho and not to be missed. The cars are beautifully displayed with the history of many documented with signs. Everything is...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is a hidden treasure for car buffs. The cars are well detailed and there is descriptive information with most of them. Great gift shop also.

Thank wildwoodsm
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Before I tell you how great this museum is. . . BEWARE of the map which is quite off the mark! This museum is located about 8 miles north of where the map shows it - almost to HWY 550. Once you find it, however,...More

Thank Carole R
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This place has a variety of of models and aged vehicles. The Museum is well organized and a great place to visit.

Thank kawosa
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Although a relatively small car museum, everything is in pristine condition and very clean. I liked that we could walk around it at our own speed.

Thank gabrielemW9880GH
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Rio Rancho
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
92 reviews
.53 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Alburquerque N - Bernalillo
199 reviews
1.44 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Bernalillo
475 reviews
1.52 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Bernalillo
288 reviews
1.76 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 129 restaurants in Rio Rancho
Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar
180 reviews
.98 miles away
Cantina Rio
12 reviews
.61 miles away
46 reviews
.38 miles away
Bad Ass Coffee Company
58 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 15 attractions in Rio Rancho
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
185 reviews
1.83 miles away
The Stables at Tamaya
110 reviews
2.40 miles away
Coronado Historic Site
217 reviews
.97 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from J&R Vintage Auto Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines