Frequently asked questions
Are there discounts available?
We offer a 15% discounts for all KC Auto Museum members and military.
What amenities does the facility have?
We are still making improvements to The Underground. Our current list of amenities are:
Secured facility - 24/7/365 Monitored security system
Property Manager on site
Full access to your vehicle during and before/after hours of operation
Temperature controlled garage
Emergency sprinkler system
Battery tender stalls available
Do I have access to my vehicle?
Yes! You have access before, during or after hours of operation. We ask that if you need access outside of the advertised hours, to please give us a 24 hour notice. However, we will likely respond within 30-45 minutes.
What benefits do I get?
- Your payments are tax-deductible
Gift of a KC Auto Museum Membership (Limited Time Offer)
Storyboard about your vehicle
Discounts for Museum Members and Military available
What are your hours of operation?
Monday...........By Appointment Only
Does my vehicle qualify for The Underground?
All vehicles owned by someone who calls themselves a "Kansas Citian" are accepted. Since we are a non-profit organization, we will continue our mission to tell Kansas City's automotive story through the vehicles in this City.
Is there a fee?
Fees are as follows:
One vehicle: $100
One vehicle (with battery tender access): $125
One motorcycle: $50
One-time administrative fee: $50
What else should I know?
This is a fun, unique and exciting way to help us continue our mission of preserving, promoting and displaying Kansas City's history, while also storing your vehicle in a safe environment.
Will the public have access to the faclity?
No. This is a closed facility. Only Museum staff and other vehicle owners will have access to the site.
Does The Underground have insurance?
Yes. The Underground is a fully insured facility.
How do I get my car in The Underground?
To reserve your spot, please complete the application form by clicking here.
Is there a lounge or meeting place at The Underground?
There is currently no lounge or meeting place at The Underground. We are happy to recommend several in the area.
Does staff touch my vehicle?
We do not touch your vehicle without your consent. If you have any special requests, please let staff know.
Can I set special conditions for my vehicle while at The Underground?
Absolutley! If you would like your vehicle to be excluded from any activities, please make notes in the special conditions section of the loaner agreement.
How do you monitor vehicles coming and going?
We have a brand-new 24/7/365 monitored security system and a Property Manager onsite during hours of operation. Additionally, we have secured access to all Underground floors, locks at all access points, and a custom steel gate.
Do I need to leave keys?
No. We do not hold keys at The Underground. You may leave keys inside the vehicle at your own risk.
Can anyone in my family, or a friend, have access to my vehicle?
Anyone listed on the loaner agreement can have access. If the vehicle is leaving the facility with someone who is not listed on the agreement, the vehicle owner will need to send written permission releasing the vehicle to the individual.
Are there battery tender stalls available?
Yes. We have stalls with battery tender access available. We do not provide battery tenders on site.
What battery tenders are approved?
Deltron Battery Tender Models
MotoPower Automatic Charger
Black & Decker BM3B Fully Automatic
Schumacher Brand Chargers
Do I have to drain my vehicle fluids?
Can I store a trailer?
We only accept flatbed trailers. If you need storage for a vehicle and a trailer, you will need to purchase another vehicle stall.
Is there motorcycle storage?
Yes! Motorcycle stalls are available for $50.
Do you take cash or check payments?
We only accept credit/debit card and ACH payments.
Is there someone onsite?
We have a Museum staff on site during hours of operation.
Can I work on my car?
Vehicle owners may not perform any maintenance, restoration, conservation, stabilization, or refurbishment to the vehicle while on Underground property. If repairs to the vehicle are necessary, the owner must arrange for its offsite maintenance and transportation.
What is a temperature controlled facility?
The Underground is a temperature controlled facility, meaning temperature fluctuates from a low of 40 degrees and a high of 90 degrees fahrenheit, with normal temperature averaging 70 degrees fahrenheit.
Can I leave items in my vehicle?
You can leave items at your own risk.
Can I swap a car that is not in the agreement?
At the moment there are no restrictions.