09 Sep Tripadvisor® Ranks Newport Car Museum Among Top 10% of Attractions Worldwide
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (September 9, 2021) – Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform, has recognized the Newport Car Museum in Portsmouth, R.I. as a Travelers’ Choice™ Award winner for a second consecutive year and further distinguished the Museum as ranking among the top 10% of attractions worldwide in 2021.
“We have our incredible staff and docents to thank for this,” said Newport Car Museum Founder Gunther Buerman, “and of course we thank our fans from around the globe for spreading the word about their positive experiences here. If there is an overriding theme in the reviews, it’s that this is a happy place where everyone is welcome. The Museum’s design appeals to all, not just automobile enthusiasts; it’s an art gallery, not a spruced-up parking garage.”
Gordano Buchanan and her family from Brooklyn, N.Y. inspect one of the Newport Car Museum’s recent additions: a 2014 McLaren P1. Tripadvisor has ranked the Museum among the top 10% of attractions worldwide. (Newport Car Museum photo)
Said Tripadvisor’s Chief Commercial Officer Kanika Soni: “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working.”
The Newport Car Museum first opened its doors in 2017 and won almost immediate recognition from USA Today as one of America’s 10 Best New Attractions. The count for the Museum’s private collection of rare and coveted cars has grown to over 85, and the visual art galleries for these now number six: one each for World Cars, Corvettes, Ford/Shelby, Fin Cars, Mopars, and American Muscle Cars. In addition, visitors enjoy an equally fascinating Gift Shop, sometimes referred to as “the Seventh Gallery,” and a recently added Pop-Up Porsche Exhibit in the Museum’s Thunderbird Ballroom.
Upcoming Fall events at the Newport Car Museum’s iconic “Big Red Building” include: Hoods Up Weekend (September 11-12, October 9-10, November 13-14), where engines on all the Museum’s cars are revealed for inspection; AutoFest 2021 (Sunday, October 3), with over 500 show cars, vendors, food trucks, music, valve cover racing, and more; German Car Weekend (October 9-10), where those showing their German car keys at the door receive admission discounts; and five different car club visits, where the public is invited to join gatherings of like-minded car lovers in the Museum’s massive parking lot (where parking is free).
The Newport Car Museum’s iconic “Big Red Building” is hard to miss on West Main Road near Newport, R.I.
The Newport Car Museum is handicap accessible and hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or online at www.newportcarmuseum.org (401-848-2277). Regular admission: $18/adults; $15/Seniors, Military, Students; $8/Ages 5-15 (with an adult); Free/Ages 4 and under (with an adult).