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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

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Address: 1100 North Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270-765-2181
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Description: "... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor...
"... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900's to the 1960's in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. After years of planning and nine months of construction, Swope`s Cars of Yesteryear opened in May 1999. The collection consists of sixty magnificent machines of the past, all museum quality. These are exciting automobiles that stir memories of long ago days when motoring was a fun-filled adventure. Our museum allows car fans and collectors to admire the progression of automobiles over time. Our collection includes antique cars like the 1914 Model T and the 1925 Pierce Arrow to classics like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1956 Thunderbird.
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It's was amazing

They have so many cool cars and the person that helped us out had so much information that was so fascinating and fun! It was so fun

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

They have so many cool cars and the person that helped us out had so much information that was so fascinating and fun! It was so fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum is a 'must-see' if you are near the area. The museum is manageable in that it is not too huge and not too small; and admission is FREE, so what's not to love. My husband and I had a fun time walking through this fascinating collection of antique and vintage cars. Shannon, the museum... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Have been passing this little gem for years and finally decided to visit with my (41 year old) son in tow. While not large in size it was in the quality of the cars on exhibit that it shined. Allow about 45 - 60 minutes for a quick visit or more if you can. The host knows all of the... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been to a lot of old car museums, but this was one of the best collections of vintage and rare cars that I have seen. Best of all it is a free museum. After talking to the proprietor, I got invited to see the annex which was an extra treat. This is a must see if you go... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On June 18, 2013, at the end of an enjoyable trip through Kentucky, our 2005 Altima "limped" into Swope Nissan in Elizabethtown. Our air conditioner compressor had locked up, causing the clutch to give way. The compressor was replaced with an aftermarket unit, the system was evacuated and checked for leaks, refilled, and tested again. We were then ready to... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow! what an awesome collection of cars! If you are looking for something to do or take someone to see this is the place. Great selection of late model cars and what is better than it being FREE!! The staff is friendly and will give you great history of the cars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great selection of cars from 30's 'til recent past. All are in pristine condition and drivable. Trip through will bring back many good memories for the older folks!

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Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have traveled a lot and went to car museums in many places and we have seen cars here that we have not seen before. There is a guide there if you want to ask questions and Shannon was very informative. If you are in the area this is a must see!

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We took 2 boys, ages 6 & 9, to this museum. It's a good hour-long visit, with a guided tour. Free. No touching the cars, for those of you who have uncontrolled kids :). Great history, from 1914 on up. Knowledgeable guide, patient with kids. Mr. Swope was there when we were there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A fine collection of automobile history from the 20th century. Everything from Rolls Royce to Renault to Nash and Packard. The price of admission is to not touch the displays. Photos are welcome and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. No one rushes you. You can stick your head in a lot of windows to check out interiors and instrumentation.... More 

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