Adventures abound in Auburn, Indiana, where it’s hard to choose what to do first. One can visit automobile, truck and airplane museums, wineries, brewpubs and other attractions.
We were northbound on Interstate 69 and decided to stop and see the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, which we’d heard about during a previous visit to the region. There just so happened to be two Harvest Host locations nearby, which provided the perfect opportunity to try out our membership for the first time.
Plan on spending at least one full day at the Auburn Cord Deusenberg Museum, if you love museums as much as we do, and plan for at least a half-day each at the National Auto and Truck Museum and the Hoosier Air Museum. Grab a Museum Passport at the first museum you visit, and receive $1 off admission at several other member locations of the DeKalb Alliance of Museums.
Since we were northbound, we parked first at Hartland Winery, went to the auto and truck museum for the afternoon, then made it back to the winery an hour before they closed. After a quick relocation to Briali Vineyards the next morning, we spent the whole day touring the Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs. When it closed, we had enough time to stop for a meal and a taste of locally crafted brew at nearby Mad Anthony’s.
Madly in love were we with their veggie burger done in a black and bleu style and their IPA battered fish and chips. We both subbed Scooby snacks for the waffle fries, and our waitress was fabulous with all our requests.
After happily stuffing ourselves, we returned for the last 45-minutes of wine tasting at Briali’s, where they have an amazing collection of old vinyl and a dust-free turntable to play it on. We left our coach parked there most of the third day while we toured the air museum. Both wineries were easy to find, easy in/out with mostly level parking, and both had excellent, masterfully crafted wines. We are already planning a return for more!