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Toyota USA Automobile Museum by EJ, Torrance
(4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
The Toyota USA Automobile Museum is an automobile museum located in Torrance, California, adjacent to the Toyota Motor Sales USA. The current 45,000 sq.ft. location had its grand-reopening on its 10th anniversary. It is the only Toyota Museum outside Japan; the Toyota Automobile Museum is located in Nagoya, Japan.Purpose of museum: To preserve a collection of significant model offerings and milestone vehicles representing Toyota’s history in the United States. This collection is maintained by the TMS Corporate Communications Department. It currently consists of more than 100 Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars and trucks, dating from 1958 to 2013 as well as motorsports vehicles.Special exhibits Hollywood/Futuristic: the Lexus “Minority Report” Tom Cruise movie prototype, three very rare Toyota 2000GTs, along with a poster of the James Bond movie, “You Only Live Twice”, where the car appeared, plus a cutaway drawing and technical schematics Racing: Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s famous off-road stadium truck; GTP race cars; a Long Beach Grand Prix historical photo wall; and the Chip Ganassi Target Champ Car, NASCAR, and the Land Speed Record Prius. New Brand: the recently introduced Scion xA and xB and tC vehicles Environmental: the world’s first gas/electric hybrid car, the Prius, along with a cutaway drawing Design: CALTY studio concept drawings, clay and 3-D fiberglass models One of a Kind: several serial No. 1 vehicles from U.S. and Canadian manufacturing plants, along with some pre-production prototype vehicles The Toyota USA Automobile Museum is open for tours and meetings by appointment only.
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TripAdvisor
  • Museum and Twofish, and lined with beautiful cars. Also, cars lightning MC Queen and is Batman's Batmobile. You can enjoy not only like cars, as well as back to the future DeLorean, which is. And learn the cars while the kids play in the corner of the cars, the children can be enjoyed. The journey takes 1 hour moment.
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  • All the vehicles are TOYOTA'S. It was fun to see all of them !!!! Give yourself about an hour for this attraction 
  • It was good to see the cars from the 60s and 70s in their I had own some of the same models others owned by friends. Remember my 1969 Toyota Corona 4 door sedan I bought used in 1978! It was good car ...  more »
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  • This museum was really fun, it is a little bit small, but if you like Toyota or Lexus it is cool. One of the great things about this museum is that it is free, so it is a fun little group activity.
  • If you love Toyota, or cars in general this place has some amazing and rare vehicles on display. You will leave wanting to buy the next SR5 Tercel you see.
  • Cars are cramped and museum availability is by appointment only, but it truly is a great museum in every other right.
  • First off, this museum that shows all the Toyota cars and concept cars are all in there for free entry. It is a little hidden as the building doesn't have signage so trust Google map when it says you have arrived. Walk to the tinted glass doors and you will see the cars behind it. Try to find the middle building front door for entry and best to call ahead to make sure you know for sure that they are open. Other than that, enjoy the car heaven like I did!
  • Beautiful, pristine Toyota's from all generations. Meeting hall is available to local non-profit organizations for free.