The Florida car wash that the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History opened in 1983 has become a kind of cult-like icon in the state, attracting crowds from around the world to its expansive collection of more than 2,000 vintage cars and trucks.
The Florida Car Wash in the U.S.
A car wash on the Florida Turnpike.
The facility is also a major tourist draw, drawing visitors from all over the world.
(Photo: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution) The car wash was originally built as a storage facility for vehicles before being converted into a car dealership, and has grown into one of Florida’s most popular tourist attractions.
The museum, which opened in 1993, also offers car tours and shows, including one of its largest, which includes a visit to the facility’s famous parking lot.
The Smithsonian’s Florida Car Shop has opened since the turn of the century, and it has become an icon of the Sunshine State, the Smithsonian said in a statement about the new exhibit.
“The car wash offers a glimpse into the culture and history of Florida, as well as a glimpse at what can be done when a community becomes part of a museum,” said Kristina Puckett, curator of American culture and a member of the museum’s board of trustees.
“Its an important part of our collections that are part of the fabric of our history.”
The carwash, in Fort Myers, is a historic place that is home to many of the state’s history.
The collection includes hundreds of cars from Florida’s rich auto heritage, as it was built to service the state in the mid-19th century, when its roads were not as paved and the state was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Its collection includes some of the earliest models in Florida, such as a 1902 Cadillac that was purchased by the Smithsonian.
Puckett said the car wash has a lot of history, dating back to the 19th century.
“It is a place where the cars were taken care of,” she said.
“Its not just a car shop anymore.”
The Smithsonian museum is located at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington.