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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

Address: 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 260-768-3021
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles. Ranging from 1909 to 1956...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles. Ranging from 1909 to 1956 the collection houses some of the finest examples of the autos produced by the Hudson Automobile Company. Both pristine restorations and pristinely preserved examples walk you through time while you reminisce about America's love affair with the automobile.

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Lucas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum features the largest collection of Hudson Automobiles in the world. The cars are immaculately restored and well displayed and presented. There are several great antique car museums in Northern Indiana (we went to all of them). This ranks with the others and should not be missed. The docent was well informed and added to the experience.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

While searching the web for things to do I ran across and calendar of events and listed the Halloween in the museum. The event was very well organized. I hadn't know about the Hudson Museum until we went there for this event. What a nice museum. I would recommend this place to all automobile enthusiasts.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The worlds largest collection of all Hudson vehicles in one place. An unlikely gem in the middle of horse and buggy (Amish) country. Amassed by a single collector Eldon Hostetler and donated to the city of Shipshewana. Includes over 50 cars from 1909 to 1956, all in great condition...most restored, but a few original. A docent was on site to... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a large collection of Hudsons all owned by the same person. He donated them to the city. The volunteer who walked us thu knew alot about the cars.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not being a car buff, the hubby wanted to go, I reluctantly went. I have to say I was impressed with the display of vehicles. Although you cannot touch or sit in the vehicles, you are able to get very close up for ohhing and ahhing over the restoration work. I enjoyed the visit and would recommend it.

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Port Byron, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a wonderful displays of vintage cars and the story of the owners' inventions of chicken waterers! How wonderful, since I grew up on a farm with a lot of chickens.....Nice and clean, not only will men enjoy this museum...

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is located next to our hotel so decided to check it out. I knew my husband would like it, but I wasn't prepared to enjoy it as much as I did! Over 50 beautiful cars you can walk all around. Allow at least an hour for this. Small entrance fee, but well worth it.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

These cars are beautiful! We happened to see them adorned with quilts as we were there for the quilt show. They are worth the visit even without quilts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hubbies when to car museum while we were at the quilt show in the same building. Perfect for both of us.

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Pekin, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had been here before but it is so interesting. At this time the Shipshewana Quilt Festival was in progress and quilts were draped over the cars. This is a large collection of cars and very well displayed.

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