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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

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Address: 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: 260-768-3021
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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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Very interesting museum

museum looks small but has a big variety of cars. Very kind staff photography welcome and easy to find. Recommended if visiting shipshewana.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

museum looks small but has a big variety of cars. Very kind staff photography welcome and easy to find. Recommended if visiting shipshewana.

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1 Thank Jake c
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I decided to buy a ticket after talking to the friendly cashier and we are so glad we did! Hudsons aren't a car you hear much about these days, but this collection really shows them off at their best. They were beautiful--all kinds from luxury cars to fire engines and pickups. We had a good time checking... More 

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3 Thank fairfield744
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you love seeing cars, make this a stop. Worth the price of admission. They are all Hudson's but it is great to see the models from over the years.

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1 Thank susan c
Petersburg, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Went for annual quilt show? Museum very interesting. Easy access. Beautiful display. Enjoy it every year.

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1 Thank Sharon L
Carsonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you appreciate beautiful ol' cars.........The owner has an excellent display!!!! Found in the middle of Shipshewana...Can't miss it:)

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1 Thank Harvey C
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was a very neat museum and awesome display of automoblies, would recommend to go see..........(kinda hard on this one to come up with 100 characters)

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A great display from the first made to the last made. Our family has been around old cars for decades. In fact our father owns a fully restored 1953 Hornet. We have been to many museums and shows. This is a world class facility and a must see.

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4 Thank etdenverco
Nappanee, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A smaller museum dedicated to neat vehicles of a bygone era. Dozens of beautifully restored Hudsons. Our GPS had a little trouble locating the museum but a friendly Amish woman told us it was right by the water tower! Definitely worth the visit.

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1 Thank NRAgal
Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A friend told us we must stop here. Otherwise we would never have seen it. If you enjoy old cars and their history, you will not be disappointed. EXCELLENT! We learned a lot about the Hudson vehicles, facts we never knew.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a remarkable museum. It contains at least 4 dozen Hudsons, many of which have been beautifully restored.There is a video that describes all the cars, which is very interesting. You can view it car by car or beginning to end. Since it is a small museum, you are able to walk right up to the cars. I had... More 

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