This Is The Newest Museum In Wyoming And It's Incredible
Wyoming is known for its Old West history, but the newest museum in the state has nothing to do with cowboys, homesteaders, or miners.
The Frontier Auto Museum in Gillette has only been open since 2016, showcasing classic cars along with antique gas pumps, garage signage, and pretty much everything automobile-related. With an antique store located on the premises, visiting Wyoming’s newest museum is like taking a trip back in time via vintage motorcar.
The Frontier Auto Museum is at 211 West 2nd Street in Gillette.
Originally built in 1949 to be a car dealership, it's the perfect place to park a collection of vintage cars.
The sprawling space houses a collection of restored cars and other automobile accouterments from yesteryear, amassed over decades by a father and son who shared an interest in old cars.
The museum was opened by Jeff Wandler as a place to store and share his father's beloved cars along with the vintage items he himself collected over the years.
Leon Wandler - Jeff's father - admittedly had a soft spot for Hudsons, and you'll see more than one in gleaming showroom condition at this museum.
You'll also see beautifully restored gas pumps...
...along with old license plates and antique signage for car parts, gas stations, and oil brands.
The displays offer a fascinating peek into a bygone era.
Plus, the trip back in time doesn't stop in the garage.
The antique store is filled with all manner of memorabilia and repurposed items from clothing to appliances to furniture and more.
It's a unique museum that spotlights a different chapter from Wyoming history than the usual, and it's so worth your while.
Have you taken a tour of this incredible museum?
What newer Wyoming attractions have you enjoyed exploring?
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