Monday, January 4, 2010

Road Trip ideas for 2010

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a great holiday season with family & friends and the new year is off to a nice start.

As we begin planning our road trips for 2010 we thought it would be fun to pull out a few brochures we've collected and take a look some places that caught our eye. They're places we've not been to yet, but if we find ourselves in the area they look well worth a stop. If you've been to any of them we'd love to hear your thoughts!

The Museum of Appalachia. Norris, Tennessee. From the brochure:

"The museum opened in the late 1960s with one log building, the General Bunch House, on a two-acre plot. Now it has grown to 65 acres, including dozens of authentic log structures, a large Display Building, an extensive Craft and Gift (and Antique) Shop, a Restaurant, the Mountain Heritage Room, the popular Appalachian Hall of Fame Building, the People's Building, and over a quarter million items."

Where: Norris, TN (16 miles north of Knoxville on I-75, exit 122)
When: Open daylight hours the year 'round (closed Christmas Day)
How Much: "Admission Charged" (exact amount not listed in brochure or on website)

The Hall of Flame - Museum of Firefighting. Phoenix, Arizona. From the brochure:

"Over 100 restored pieces of apparatus on exhibit, dating from 1725 to 1969, in six air conditioned galleries." "1951 American La France Fire Engine available for boarding."

Where: Phoenix, AZ. "In Papago Park, across Van Buren Street from the Phoenix Zoo".
When: Open year round, Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. (Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
How Much: Adults $6.00, Senior Citizens 62+ $5.00, Students 6-17 $4.00, Children 3-5 $1.50, Children under 3 Free.

Lane Motor Museum. Nashville, Tennessee. From the brochure:

"Lane Motor Museum is one of the few museums in America to specialize in European cars. You will be introduced to over 45 different marques representing Asia, Europe, North and South America...definitely not your typical car museum! Lane Motor Museum is a working museum with a goal to maintain all vehicles in running order."

Where: 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN.
When: Thursday thru Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
How Much: Adults $5.00, Seniors (55+) $3.00, 17 and Under Free.

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside


dakotaboo said...

Great blog and website. Would dearly love to get back to the US one day and do another road trip. Did a couple way back in the 80's and your site has brought back some great memories. Thanks.

Vintage Roadside said...

Dakotaboo - Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed taking a look around. Hope you make it back for another road trip somewhere down the line!

KingT said...

What a great site, nothing better than a classic American road trip, I have a couple planned for this summer (my summer of road trips) and this site will be a big help.

If you ever need food stops and roadfood joints in the Midwest than check me out...lots of places for you and plenty of old school signs

Vintage Roadside said...

KingT - Glad you enjoyed taking a look around. Where are you headed to this summer?

Thanks for the kind offer on Midwest tips! Always great to file away places to see. Feel free to add any of your suggestions here or on our Facebook page - we'd love to hear about them.

Jeff & Kelly