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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Newmarket, Canada
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Newmarket, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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Outside Atlanta GA
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48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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