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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
260-768-3021
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Type: Specialty 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... more » 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 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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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took photos a have fun.... Prices are great !!!!!! I like all cars and the place close to our hotel

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our seven-year-old had a great time at the museum with his dad and grandpa! There was a variety of displays and some amazing historical cars!

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Huntington, WV
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and our bus driver visited here as it was next door to the hotel. Neither came back with rave revues, but the price was good.

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Batavia, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

When I used to think of the Hudson automobile, I thought of my brother’s first 1939 used Hudson with no grille and the Hornets of the 1950s. I had no idea Hudson built such beautiful cars in the 1930s. Walking through the stunning new Hostetler’s Hudson Museum, I was impressed with a beautifully restored automobile from just about every model... More

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