Vintage vehicle lovers admire the changing styles on display in the ADM.
On Sundays, visitors score rides in three of ADM’s 130-some vintage, antique, and muscle cars — everything from a 1982 DeLorean to a 1959 VW Beetle. Among the museum’s cool events: The Volkswagen and Vintage Scooter Treffen, held every other year in September, which shows off 100-plus VWs.
Wear pants and closed-toed shoes to fully experience this all-ages playground/scrapyard/architectural marvel with caves, tunnels, a ten-story slide, salvaged bridges, and abandoned planes all crammed in a 600,000-square-foot former shoe warehouse. Two more facts that illuminate the experience and exploratory attitude: 1. The gift shop sells knee pads. 2.There is no map.
Every surface in the City Museum is explorable by kids (and adults). The former shoe factory includes a rooftop space with a fountain and an old school bus, tilted improbably over the building’s edge.