Go ‘Camping in Style’ at the California Auto Museum

Head’s up, classic RV fans – the California Automobile Museum is hosting a special exhibit that’s sure to get you hitched on camping all over again.

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The “Camping in Style: Little Homes on Wheels” exhibit will be setting up camp Oct. 31 for a five-month stay at the Sacramento  museum’s building. This comprehensive look at classic camping features dozens of examples of beautiful camping vehicles from years gone by. The focus of the exhibit will be on trailers from the ‘40s and ‘50s, with a few examples from the 1930s and 1960s to help show how evolving design trends and new features were added and incorporated across the four decades.

Featuring the classic “canned hams,” Airstreams and even custom and limited-edition trailers – including one creation of famous designer Brooks Stevens, creator of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and many other vehicles for Studebaker, Jeep and Harley-Davidson – this exhibit will showcase vintage camping at its finest. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission fees, and the museum is open seven days a week with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Easter days.

The museum is also hosting a preview day on Oct. 30 to give classic camper lovers an early look at the exhibit. The evening event runs from 5-8 p.m., and will include camping-themed food, drinks and games. Admission to the preview event is $15 or $10 for museum members, and includes one free drink and food.

The “Camping in Style” exhibit runs through April 10, 2016, so even if you can’t get there in the next month, there’s plenty of time to check it out before they roll up their awnings and move on to their next sites. Learn more about admission prices, hours of operation and get directions on the California Automobile Museum’s website.