The America On Wheels museum, at 5 North Front Street, opened in 2008 and features more than cars. As a museum of over-the-road transportation, it is home to all modes of wheeled transportation, including bicycles, trucks, and carriages in addition to their car collection. In the interactive exhibits, visitors can have photos taken in the driver’s seat of a mini-Indy racecar, find out what type of vehicle they are most naturally suited to, test their knowledge of auto tools and their functions and even design their own car.
The Mack Trucks Historical Museum, located at 2402 Lehigh Parkway South, is the repository of historical documents and artifacts from Mack’s long and storied history as the leading American truck manufacturer. Among the antique vehicles in the Museum’s collection is one of the original sightseeing buses built by Jack and Augustus Mack in the first decade of the twentieth century. The gas-operated, open-air bus carried up to 26 tourists at a time around the streets and sights of Chicago in the summer, and New Orleans in the winter for 25 years and more than a million miles of service, before returning to Mack as the anchor of its antique truck collection.