Located on Petit Jean Mountain, The Museum of Automobiles was founded in 1964 by the late Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller. It housed his collection of Antique & Classic Automobiles until 1975, when the Collection was sold, and the building and grounds donated to the State of Arkansas, Department of Parks. The Museum of Automobiles is a collection of legends in chrome and glass, magic moments captured forever in leather and lacquer. The museum is built more of memories than of masonry. You will see cars you remember, cars you heard about, cars you dreamed about. It has a profound effect on us, this wonderful machine called the automobile. Because the autos are privately owned, the displays at the Museum are in a state of constant change. At least one-third of the cars on display are changed annually. You can visit again and again and see new automobiles on each visit.
The Four States Auto Museum, a 501-(c3) organization, chartered in the State of Arkansas, was created in 2004 and housed in this addition. It was founded to preserve, collect, exhibit, operate, and interpret a collection of antique automobiles and auto related historical artifacts, which includes many documents and photographs.