Pate Museum Of Transportation

★★★★☆

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This museum is awesome! The collection of antique cars is extensive and remarkable! My husband and I took our 16 yr old son and the guys loved it! It is a real "male bonding" experience! The best thing about the museum is that it is FREE! The worst thing is the man running the place. He was not very hospitable and did not seem to enjoy his job. When we asked a question, he acted like we were stupid and told us to go read the signs, posters, etc. There is not an air conditioner in the car display, so try to go when it is cool. There are fans going, so it is bearable. We would have liked to be able to see the inside of the planes and tanks, but just the outside upclose was cool! We took lots of pictures! The grounds are nice, too, especially the little chapel. We wanted to see the inside of it, too, but couldn't. If you like history, cars, or aviation, this is the place for you! In the words of my son, "It's cool, dude!" Have fun!

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★★★★☆

This museum is awesome! The collection of antique cars is extensive and remarkable! My husband and I took our 16 yr old son and the guys loved it! It is a real "male bonding" experience! The best thing about the museum is that it is FREE! The worst thing is the man running the place. He was not very hospitable and did not seem to enjoy his job. When we asked a question, he acted like we were stupid and told us to go read the signs, posters, etc. There is not an air conditioner in the car display, so try to go when it is cool. There are fans going, so it is bearable. We would have liked to be able to see the inside of the planes and tanks, but just the outside upclose was cool! We took lots of pictures! The grounds are nice, too, especially the little chapel. We wanted to see the inside of it, too, but couldn't. If you like history, cars, or aviation, this is the place for you! In the words of my son, "It's cool, dude!" Have fun!

Pros: cost

Cons: staff

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The first time I visited the Pate was 19 years ago...it was fantastic. A childs dream! There were huge aircraft everywhere...bombers...fighters...even a "spruce goose".

Well times have changed. The majority of the aircraft sat outside and fell into such disrepair that they were sold back to the government and other places. So, basically the once fantastic collection of Historical Aircraft has dwindled into nothingness. What really saddens me is it is not really the Pates fault as the Museum has always been free/donations welcome.

With all that said, there is still a huge building full of Vintage Automobiles. This collection of antique cars range from the first one ever to be built, to the classics from the 30's 40's and 50's all the way up to a Delorean! There are so many examples that it is truly a Visual walkthrough of the American Automobile Revolution!

Well worth a Visit for a unique experience you are not likely to find elsewhere.

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★★★★☆

The first time I visited the Pate was 19 years ago...it was fantastic. A childs dream! There were huge aircraft everywhere...bombers...fighters...even a "spruce goose".

Well times have changed. The majority of the aircraft sat outside and fell into such disrepair that they were sold back to the government and other places. So, basically the once fantastic collection of Historical Aircraft has dwindled into nothingness. What really saddens me is it is not really the Pates fault as the Museum has always been free/donations welcome.

With all that said, there is still a huge building full of Vintage Automobiles. This collection of antique cars range from the first one ever to be built, to the classics from the 30's 40's and 50's all the way up to a Delorean! There are so many examples that it is truly a Visual walkthrough of the American Automobile Revolution!

Well worth a Visit for a unique experience you are not likely to find elsewhere.

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