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Address: 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 260-768-3021
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Description: World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles...
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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Great Attraction!

We stayed two nights in Shipshewana and were looking for something different from all the shopping. This was perfect! We were very surprised at the extent of the collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Norton Shores, MI
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We both went thru it,but I finished about 45 minutes before he did! I liked the little historical notes at the bottom of the car descriptions. A great collection

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Norton Shores, MI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed two nights in Shipshewana and were looking for something different from all the shopping. This was perfect! We were very surprised at the extent of the collection. We have been to many auto museums and this one looked to be very small from the outside of the building it shares with an event center. Although it is far... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took our kids here for a trick or treat event. The museum is great. Beautiful Hudson automobiles and knowledgeable volunteers.

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Hammond, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great Flea Market, like the Bulk food store, like the cheese factory there are also several good restaurants in the area, a water park for kids, and horse buggy rides

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Richland, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Most of these cars have been moved to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan The Gilmore Museum is the 5th largest car museum in the country.

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Lucas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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