ranson Auto and Farm Museum
The Branson Auto Museum was conceived in August of 2007 and opened on May 15, 2009. Partners in the Museum,knew that the Branson area was hungry for car and automotive related things to do.
The Branson Auto Museum was originally scheduled to go into a purpose built 20,000 sq. ft. building on the Strip. When the partners discovered that the former crafts mall the "Engler Block" was available, they knew it would be the perfect fit for what they were planning. The buiding is layed out in sections that wander through the building which is the ideal setting for a museum. The charm and character of the building also lends itself nicely to a museum.
It cost about $80 for 3 adults to come in. The building is massive but yet it's laid out bad. If tractors are your thing then for sure check this place out as that half of the "museum" is 5 stars. I say museum lightly as this feels more like a car lot since everything is available to buy. The car side is a joke. Lots of nothing special cars, reproduction cars of classics, and random junk. It really makes you feel like you're just waking around a car lot but was dumb enough to pay. They have very little signage to tell you any interesting info. The signs they do give are just sales pitches. The cars are laid out in long rows so you can't walk beside them to see the interiors. Lots of the cars were dirty. I was really disappointed by this so called museum. The sign outside is a lie. There's not 200 plus cars and hundreds of tractors or whatever it says.
Mediocre car museum at best, most cars were driver quality. However I do want to give the museum props for the extension farm equipment. They had quite a few items worth seeing and reading about.
I was very impressed with the selection of autos and tractors that they had. All of them looked nice with excellent restored pieces. There were a couple that could use paint or minor interior work, but they looked great otherwise. Most every piece was for sale and the the prices seemed reasonable to me. I will stop back the next time I'm in the area.
My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the history from covered wagons to the invention of tractors. Coming from a farming background, this is worth visiting. Loved looking at the cars as well. Great display. Highly recommended!
Friendly service and a great selection of antique and classic farm equipment and unique cars. We spent over 2 hours walking around enjoying the visit.