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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Address: 1100 North Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270-765-2181
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: "... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: "... 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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Outside Atlanta GA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The museum was small but they had a wide variety of cars from 1914 to 1970. I especially loved seeing the luxury cars from the 20's and 30's. The cars are all good quality both the restored and the preserved. Our guide or the lady that was working that day, was knowledgeable and i enjoyed listening to her. This is... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were traveling through the state of Kentucky and stopped at this museum because it was on the way from point A to point B. I was not expecting much, but was very pleasantly surprised. This is well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Elizabethtown KY. The lady who was working the museum the day we were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum is a wonderful gift to this area from the Swope family! We have visited several times and have seen some different automobiles each time. A different "guide" has greeted us each time and all have been very knowledgeable and entertaining with stories about the histories of the beautiful old cars. It is definitely worth the stop!!

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We visited this impressive and meticulously clean museum and from the moment we entered we were amazed. This is a private collection of the best cars made over the last hundred years. All are in beautiful excellent condition. We were greeted at the door by Morris Judd, a true car lover himself, who offered to let us browse through alone... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were on a road trip and stopped here for a bite. And in practically the middle of nowhere there was this great little car museum, and it's free. Great collection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

One would never expect the quality of cars in this family owned collection and there is no charge! They store other cars and rotate them, some are worth millions.

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Theodore, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum is an amazing exhibit! The personnel are extremely knowledgeable and so very nice. The showroom is exquisitely clean and organized and believe it or not, IT IS TOTALLY FREE !! The old cars are in pristine condition and there were several that I had never seen or even heard of. What an interesting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Small museum owned by local car dealer and philanthropist. Staff very knowledgeable. Free!! Worth stopping if you are close by and live classic cars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This collection of cars is great,not the biggest car museum I have been to,but some of the best looking and well taken care of.They ranged from Antique cars from the early 1900's to muscle cars of the 60's and 70's.The price was right, all they asked was for you to sign there book and where you where from Had a... More 

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Elizabethtown,Kentucky has an exhibit that is truly "world class" -the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and it doesn't cost anything to see and enjoy it.The main building on Hwy.31 houses about 25 of the most beautifully restored cars anyone would hope to see under the same roof. One car especially stands out-a 1928 Packard seven-passenger sedan that had once belonged... More 

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