Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Antique and Classic Cars Galore and More at Grice Museum



Beginning in March, I started a series of posts about Clearfield County, PA. This is the fifth of this series. To see others in this series, click on the label "Clearfield County" at the bottom of this post.

Looking for something to do with dad? How about a visit to one of the most unique museums I've been to recently?! The Grice Museum, located in Clearfield, PA, is sure to please dad, as well as other members of the family, with its unique collection of historic and antique cars and vehicles, and taxidermy.

1948 Allard



Highlights of the collection of historic and just neat cars include the eight Crosley cars, a 1960 Corvette, unique kit cars, a 1959 Cadillac convertible, a 1917 Buick D35 Touring Car, and a 1948 Allard, among other really, really cool cars.

Crosley


The museum had its beginnings with the personal classic and antique car collections of Lynn "Scoot" Grice and his son Tom. They realized they could begin giving back to the community by placing them into a museum of all to enjoy. But they didn't just place their existing collection in the museum -- they added to it.



My favorite part of the museum was the collection of almost 2000 1/18 scale die cast cars. Fond memories of assembling one such car (not very well) with one of my sons!




1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible




In addition, you will get to see more than 800, legally obtained trophy game mounts, most of which have been donated to the museum, and include the usual deer, elk, moose but also lions, rams, turkey, bears, and African game. The museum does not accept poached animals, notably turning down the giant elk illegally shot in Clearfield County, which is now honored in the Historical Society Museum.

Know before you go: Just in time for Father's Day, Clearfield County is offering a package that includes four admission tickets to Grice Museum and an overnight stay for family of four (includes continental breakfast) starting at $120 (plus PA sales tax and hotel tax). For more information regarding the details and how to book, contact 814-765-5734.

Getting there: 119 North 4th Street, Clearfield, PA 16830

Hours: Open 7 days a week, Memorial Day through 30 September; Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Website: www.gricemuseum.com

One of the several kit cars in the museum's collection; 1951 Mercury Coupe.





















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1986 Zimmer Golden Spirit

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