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“Car Crazy!”

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
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$329.00*
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Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail
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$335.00*
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New York to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail
Ranked #40 of 445 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, "The Spirit of Competition", we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here. We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.
Ambler
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43 reviews
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“Car Crazy!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Anyone who loves cars will be fascinated by this museum. Simeone has collected an amazing array of classic cars. They are in pristine condition----from the shiny chrome to the leather interiors. You can spend hours here admiring & looking at the details of each car! There are not many collections that can equal quality of these cars.

Visited June 2013
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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“Interesting Collection”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This museum has one of the most interesting collections of automobiles I have seen in the United States and presents them in some entertaining displays. If you are any type of car enthusiast this museum is a must see!

Visited October 2012
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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“Perfect for anyone who appreciates racing cars and beautiful bodies”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is an amazing collection of race cars. The owner, a local doctor, apparently collected much of his adult life, and he has accumulated an impressive variety of rare, vintage and noteworthy cars. There are several cars that are the last survivor of their type, so in many cases you wouldn't be able to see some of these cars anywhere else except in a a book. The colection seems to cover cars from the 1920s through 1960s, and has cars from the US, Germany, Italy and England to name a few. You can see Stutz Bearcats, Bentleys, Jaguars, Ferraris, Siatas, Allards, Cunninghams, Aston Martins, Bugattis, Ford GT40s, Maseratis, etc., etc. This list goes on and one. There are lots of great displays. The facility is rather boring, but you don't come to see the building after all. Several places to sit, a small store and a snack machine. If you're near the Philadelpha airport, it is definitely worth checking out.

Visited June 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“Great Auto Museum”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

What a great surprise. The auto racing museum, tucked away, near the Philadelphia airport, was terrific. It has a large variety of racing cars and stock cars used for racing; starting around 1910. Everything from 1926 Kissel to 1964 Cobra Daytona to 1950s C and D Jags, etc.,etc., etc. Many are in original condition. Just a fantastic find.

Visited May 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“For car enthusiasts”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Loved this collection of race cars. An amazing display from a private collector. Cars are kept in working condition and several are taken out monthly for a race. We plan to go back on a race day. Fun.

Visited May 2013
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