Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum, La Crosse: Hours, Address, Dahl Auto Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Dahl Auto Museum
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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JackofPBFL
Palm Bay, FL1,164 contributions
Jul 2021
Small but nice auto museum. It is focused primarily on Ford products, but a few other manufacturers are represented. The cars are all in beautiful condition and it gives a good idea of the evolution of cars over the years and some of the features that did not make it into modern cars.
Written July 23, 2021
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Stephanie
9 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
My teenager son really likes cars and LOVED this smaller museum, especially the Ford GT Lamanz, the De Tomaso Pantera, and the Jeep Willy, among others. Great variety of cars that the Dahl family has collected. The worker there was quite knowledgeable, too. Took our time looking at each car and reading the information for each, and spent a little under 1.5 hours there.
Written October 10, 2020
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Steve0315
Shakopee, MN1,343 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
We visited on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This is on one of the main thoroughfares in La Crosse. At the entrance is a docent/guide who collects your $4.00 adult admission fee.

The first car you see is one of the first Fords this family dealership sold in 1912. Then you can go through the years of classic beautiful automobiles. I was taken in by the cars of the 1950s and the Lincoln that was the same model as President Kennedy's car in Dallas in 1963.

You could spend about two hours here if you inspected each car and read each description and timeline. We spent about 45 minutes. Well worth the time and money.
Written June 16, 2013
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Jean E
Belleville, WI2 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
We were visiting La Crosse and was looking for something that pre teen and teen age boys would like to do on a steamy, rainy afternoon. I tentatively asked them if they would like to go see "Classic" cars and was overwhelmed with their enthusiasm. They enjoyed the Dahl Auto Museum and surprisingly, I did as well. When we got to the 1930's style car with the "suicide doors" our oldest exclaimed, "This is so O.G.!" (Original Gangster) according to him these doors made it easier to kick people out of the car after you shot them (not sure of how he knows this).

When you come to visit plan on spending around an hour. It can be a lot of fun if you come with an open mind and are willing to be a bit playful such as playing Which car would you pick to take home and why? The above teen boy was torn between the 1930's gangster car or the 67 Mustang, That surprised me. Of course, he could not have the Mustang because his mom already called dibs on it. ( And that surprised him!)
Written June 28, 2014
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SingingKayla
Saint Paul, MN37 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Only $4 admission, and that goes to charity. Sam, the guide, was friendly, knowledgable, and even encouraged us to get in one of the cars so he could take pictures of us! So many neat old cars, with information about most of them. They have a much larger collection and rotate cars in and out. Amazing fact - all of the cars are kept in working order! Sam also helped us with a map to plan the rest of our visit, choose a restaurant to eat, and encouraged us to tell our friends with classic cars to plan a big trip down to La Crosse to visit! Thanks Sam!
Written April 23, 2014
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WJA81
Sterling, IL106 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
We visited the Dahl Museum on a rainy day.Since we were the only customers at thr
e time,we got a personal tour of part of the museum.It was excellent!.Anyone that enjoys old automobiles will enjoy themselves,though smaller children maybe bored-they did have a movie playing for them though!
Written August 1, 2013
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Jennifer D
Milwaukee, WI9 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I had seen other reviews for this auto museum online and thought that it would be a great time for my whole family. In addition to my husband and I, we have two teens and one younger child. All five of us enjoyed the museum.

Not only did we learn some things about the cars on display and ways of classifying mascots (hood ornaments) but we got a few interesting historical frames of reference also!

We spent about an hour and a half there, and with the low cost of admission, it was a good bargain!
Written April 13, 2015
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CDRG
St Paul, MN10 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Stopped by the museum on 10/31. Not a very large place (about the size of an average auto showroom floor) but it was packed with an amazing assortment of cars. The quality of the cars was outstanding. Our tour guide that day, Sam, was very knowledgeable and full of interesting tidbits of car history. The fact that the Dahl company keeps this open to the public at such a reasonable fee ($4.00 for adults - $3.00 for seniors) says a lot about them. You could get through the attraction very quickly but if you take your time and really look around and read the descriptions about each car, you could spend more than an hour or so. Very worth the time and very enjoyable. Sam was also helpful in suggesting other things to do in town and places to eat. Highly recommend.
Written November 3, 2014
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MNfamily t
Mankato, MN108 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
If you like classic cars in perfect condition, you will like this place. This museum also covers some local history as well as auto history. Our tour guide, Sam, did a great job and was a font of knowledge on what else to see and do in the area. The museum isn't huge so can be a quick stop, or a long stop if you want it to be. Very glad we stopped and highly recommend it to others
Written August 25, 2014
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Jack S
Dunnellon, FL257 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
A Beautiful collection of fully restored classic autos, mostly Ford. See 100 years of automobile evolution in one place. The museum is not real large but the quality of the collection makes up for it. The staff is friendly, the cars are displayed so you can get right up close for a good look, and the admission price is only $4:00. Thanks to the Dahl company for making this fine collection available at such a reasonable price.
Written August 8, 2014
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