San Diego Automotive Museum

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What you'll do

If you love cars, you have to use a Go San Diego pass to get San Diego Automotive Museum admission.

Visit the San Diego Automotive Museum with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • San Diego Automotive Museum admission and historic and cultural exhibits to explore.
  • 90 vehicles to explore include Louie Mattar's famous car.
  • Pass holders also get free access to many more attractions in California.

Discover a world of American automobiles at this museum dedicated to cars and transport. It was started by renowned car collector, Briggs Cunningham, back in 1988 and has since become a must-visit attraction for millions of automotive buffs.

Here you'll find 90 incredible vehicles on display, including a $75,000 Cadillac complete with a toilet, a fridge, and self-inflating tires. There are also plenty of exhibits detailing the history of the American automotive industry and how cars contribute to American culture.

Kids will also enjoy sitting in a real racecar and climbing onto a full-sized motorcycle, too.

San Diego Automotive Museum highlights

Louie Mattar's Car – this impressive vehicle is every car lover's fantasy. It was designed by Louis Mattar who broke a cross-country endurance record in 1947 by driving the car from San Diego to New York and back without stopping. You'll find out all about the car's unique mechanisms that prevented him from stopping and it's quirky features throughout.

Harley Davidson Collection – learn all about the origins and prototypes of this famous bike brand.

Cars & Society – browse a permanent car collection comprised of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes San Diego Automotive Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens of top San Diego attractions for one money-saving price.

Ready to start exploring San Diego? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

Experience San Diego Automotive Museum and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: just show your pass at the San Diego Automotive Museum admission counter and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the San Diego attractions included on your pass. 

For more information, visit the San Diego Automotive Museum website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM (last entry 4:30PM) 

Closings & holidays

Closed most Mondays.
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Please check the San Diego Automotive Museum website for the most up-to-date hours.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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