7 Must-See Car Museums In Las Vegas For Motor Enthusiasts

By Elle
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Las Vegas is not just about the glitz and glamour of the pool parties, nightclubs, and casinos — it’s also a haven for car enthusiasts! With the Las Vegas Motor Speedway being right there, you best believe there are going to be lots of car-related things to do in Vegas.

Car museums in Las Vegas are a big deal. Most other major cities will have one or two museums max dedicated to just cars. Las Vegas has exponentially more.

With a variety of car museums, you can take a pit stop from the slots to enjoy some of the finest collections of automobiles in the country. From classic cars that have graced the silver screen to legendary speedsters that have made history, these Las Vegas car museums offer a unique look into the world of vintage, modern, luxury, and custom-made automobiles.

At the Hollywood Cars Museum, you’ll get to see the Batmobile from the series, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and even take a peek at the Liberace Garage to witness the flamboyance of Vegas preserved in automotive form.

Meanwhile, at the Shelby Heritage Museum, you can indulge your need for speed by exploring the history behind the high-performance Shelby Mustangs, a true embodiment of American muscle.

And that’s just the beginning of it. Keep reading to discover the rest of the amazing car museums in Las Vegas.

Hollywood Cars Museum

Specialty: Cars featured in movies and TV

Hollywood Cars Museum Las Vegas

If you’re a car aficionado with a soft spot for movie magic, Hollywood Cars Museum should be on your go-to list when you’re in Las Vegas. Tucked away just moments from the Strip, this gem offers an eclectic collection of iconic vehicles that have graced both the big and small screens.

What’s On Display?

Tons of famous cars, that’s what! Get up close and personal with cinematic royalty like the DeLorean from Back to the Future and Herbie the Love Bug. Ever wondered what it would be like to cruise in the Batmobile, or the James Bond vehicles for that matter? This is your chance to find out.

It’s not every day you get to witness a collection of historic cars that are instantly recognizable and tell stories beyond their shiny exteriors.

Liberace Garage at Hollywood Cars Museum

Specialty: Liberace’s cars, costumes, and other memorabilia

Liberace Garage at Hollywood Cars Las Vegas

When you pay a visit to the Hollywood Cars Museum, you’re going to also get access to the extravagant Liberace Garage, showcasing cars as glamorous and flamboyant as their former owner, pianist Liberace.

Liberace, known for his comedic piano performances and extravagant outfits, had his cars displayed in the now-closed Liberace Museum until 2010. Now, the vehicles that were once used on and off stage by the iconic showman are housed in the Liberace Garage at the Hollywood Cars Museum.

What’s On Display?

Some notable vehicles on display include:

  • The 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V from Liberace’s long-running Las Vegas Hilton show, featured in the HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra”
  • A crystal-covered roadster in which Liberace made his entrance at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
  • The 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn convertible in red, white, and blue to celebrate America’s bicentennial.
  • A London taxi, redecorated by Liberace, used to pick up guests at the Palm Springs airport.

The garage also houses some of Liberace’s famous costumes and one of his pianos.

For just one admission, you can check out the Hollywood Cars Museum showcasing classic film & TV vehicles followed by the Liberace Garage for even more over-the-top cars. You’ll be getting a taste of Hollywood glam and automotive glory—all under one roof.

Admission: Adult admission is $20; visitors under 16 get in free with a paid adult.

PRO TIP: Before arriving at the museum, peep the Hollywood Cars Museum website for coupons that you can just pull up on your phone for instant savings!

Address: 5115 Dean Martin Drive #905 Las Vegas, NV 89118

Nostalgia Street Rods

Specialty: Hot Rods, Scooters, and Antique Vehicles

Nostalgia Street Rods Las Vegas

When you have a longing for the golden era of automobiles, Nostalgia Street Rods is your go-to spot in Las Vegas. Tucked away on Cameron Street ever-so-slightly to the west of the Las Vegas Strip, this museum is a treasure trove of over 150+ hot rods and street rods, beckoning car enthusiasts like you to take it all in.

What’s On Display?

A trip here offers an extensive private collection of not only hot rods but also scooters and other antique vehicles, each with a story to tell.

Your journey through the bygone eras of cars is complemented by an array of other memorabilia and antiques including signed sports memorabilia from Kobe Bryant, NFL football teams, Arnold Palmer, Mohamad Ali and many more. There’s also music memorabilia signed by famous musicians like Elvis Presley, Les Paul, Jimmy Hendrix and others.

The museum offers guided tours, a perfect chance to gain insights and anecdotes from knowledgeable guides. These tours will most certainly enrich your visit, providing stories and details about the cars that you may otherwise miss.

Check their site for the latest opening hours before you go. At the time of writing, their doors are open to the public from Monday to Friday and on weekends by appointment only.

Admission: $20 for general admission, $50 for the VIP experience guided tour.

Address: 5375 Cameron St M, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Shelby Heritage Center

Specialty: Vintage Shelby vehicles

Shelby Heritage Center Las Vegas
Courtesy of Shelby Heritage Center

At the Carroll Shelby Museum, you’ll be stepping into a space that celebrates the life of American automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby. This part of the center highlights the creations that have made an indelible mark on car culture.

What’s On Display?

Among the vehicles on display are the Shelby CobrasShelby Mustangs, and even the rare GT40, vehicles known for their raw power and timeless appeal.

Alongside 25+ Shelby vehicles, the museum also tells a comprehensive history of his automotive designs, racing experiences, and entrepreneurship. You’ll find walls lined with historical racing photos and a store with collectibles, gifts, performance parts, and apparel.

The Shelby Heritage Center absolutely FREE and open to the public 7 days a week. For a more in-depth experience, you can opt for the VIP Behind-The-Scenes tours that can be purchased on their site. Self-guided tours are welcome any time during our normal business hours.

Count’s Kustoms

Specialty: Custom cars and choppers

Count's Kustoms Las Vegas

If you’re into custom cars and muscle cars, Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas is a hotspot you can’t miss. Known for its starring role on the popular History Channel’s Counting Cars TV show, this custom car shop has turned into a full-blown attraction.

What’s On Display?

As you walk in, you might recognize the workshop and showroom from TV. It’s where Danny Koker and his talented crew get down to business customizing cars and motorcycles!

On display is Count’s personal collection of cool hot rods, exotic cars, choppers and more.

Aside from gazing at cars with cool paint jobs and top-of-the-line finishes, you’ve got the chance to pick up your own piece of memorabilia. They’ve even got cars and bikes for sale. Just imagine cruising the Vegas strip in one of these bad boys!

Count’s Kustoms is open to the public free of charge. They’re open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Photography is encouraged, but touching the cars or taking any kind of video is not allowed.

Welder Up

Specialty: ‘Rat rod’ custom-made cars

WelderUp Las Vegas

If you’re into innovative automotive design and engineering, Welder Up is your go-to spot in Las Vegas. Steve Darnell is the mastermind behind this custom fabrication shop, and it’s where the magic happens for the creation of unique, one-of-a-kind vehicles.

You might recognize Welder Up from the hit show Vegas Rat Rods. Here, rat rods are more than cars; they’re rolling pieces of funky art!

What’s On Display?

At Welder Up, you’ll get a firsthand look at the fusion of raw engineering with imaginative artistry. Standout pieces include a crystal-covered roadster, which doesn’t shy away from being over-the-top.

Various custom rat rods and one-off creations will be on display, such as Steel to Heal, Eye Candy, Clown Car, and more.

One of the best ways to experience WelderUp is with a self-guided tour of the new WelderUp showroom and store. Inside, Steve has created the perfect setting to showcase his personal collection of rat rods as well as a few of the builds featured on Vegas Rat Rods.

If you’re lucky, you might even run into the man himself, Steve Darnell, who is often there and happy to share stories behind each vehicle.

Steve’s incredible talent and mind-blowing creativity have caused a frenzy in the car world, landing Welder Up on the hit TV show Vegas Rat Rods now airing on the Discovery Channel.

Nothing beats the gritty charm of Welder Up for a look into the wild side of automotive imagination!

Address: 3160 S Highland Dr Suite D, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas

Specialty: Modern luxury cars, exotic sports cars

First, we’ll start by noting that this isn’t a car museum, it’s a car dealership and an event space.

But if you’re a fan of high-end vehicles and celebrity rides, Celebrity Cars Las Vegas is your kind of place. Here, you get to walk among some of the most luxurious and sought-after cars on the planet.

What’s On Display?

Feast your eyes on a dazzling collection of exotic cars that can make any car enthusiast’s heart race. You can also admire the pristine beauty of various Bentleys and Rolls-Royces, both a symbol of opulence and style.

Their incredible inventory also ranges from a beautiful 1934 Packard in immaculate condition to Al Capone’s 1928 bulletproof Cadillac to Ferrari’s and other exotic cars.

Because Celebrity Cars Las Vegas is actually a dealership, many of the vehicles are actually for sale.

If you’d rather take a virtual tour of the place, head to their website where you can see everything that’s on the floor virtually.

Address: 7770 Dean Martin Dr Suite 301, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Other Las Vegas Attractions For Car Lovers

Supercar Driving Experiences

Dream Racing Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Courtesy of Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Several companies in Las Vegas offer supercar driving experiences, allowing car lovers to take the wheel of high-end vehicles like Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and McLarens!

Exotics Racing is a well-known company that provides an unbeatable supercar driving experience. You can choose from a fleet of high-performance cars, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens, and more. The driving experiences includes professional instruction and laps around the SpeedVegas Motorsports track.

Dream Racing also offers a range of supercar driving experiences at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. You can select your dream car from an impressive lineup, which may include models from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, and other beasts. The experiences include classroom instruction, practice laps, and the opportunity to push the limits on the track!

Neon Garage at NASCAR Races

When NASCAR events take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Neon Garage offers an immersive experience for race enthusiasts.

Visitors who opt for the Neon Garage Pass can watch Victory Lane celebrations, see tech inspections, and get up-close during driver Q&A’s throughout the event. A Neon Garage Pass also grants access to a NASCAR-approved viewing area behind the team pit boxes near Pit Road.

Classic Car Shows In Vegas

Car Museums In Las Vegas

Keep an eye out for classic car shows and events happening in and around Las Vegas. Various venues host classic car exhibitions, providing an opportunity to admire vintage automobiles and connect with other car fans.

For starters, there’s the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) that takes place in Oct/Nov and the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show in April.

Exotic Car Rentals

Las Vegas is known for offering exotic car rental services, allowing enthusiasts to experience driving luxury and high-performance vehicles. Companies like Dream Exotics and Royalty Exotic Cars offer a fleet of exotic cars for rent, letting visitors cruise around Vegas in style.

Now go have a blast in Vegas seeking out one-of-a-kind cars!

About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!