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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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"... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent...

"... 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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Very Cool place to see. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was Fun taking a trip back in time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lincoln Park, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very much worth visiting. The people were friendly and very informative of all the vehicles. It's a great experience for all ages and it's free. I would most definitely go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Cool place to see. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was Fun taking a trip back in time!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best collections of historic cars for any small town. The price (free) doesn't hurt either and the attending staff is great for general conversation or answering questions

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Bailey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm xander and im 10 yrs old and It was all awesome but the only thing that wasn't there was my dream car which is a 1930 model A but other than that it was one of the best classic car museum I've ever been to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We looked at the cars and had a very lovely time.Got lots of help.I was allowed to take pictures. (As shown below)

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were waiting for our car to be serviced and offered a free admission while we waited. It was great and I will go back when we have more time and be glad to pay for the tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I had company in from Richmond, Kentucky that wanted to see the sites. My first thought was this hidden treasure. We were not disappointed, it was a delight once again. The sweet lady that ran the place was eager to give us the history of Mr. Swopes collection. The cars were in tip top shape, some with original paint. It's... More 

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Drakes Branch, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We were on a road trip & I saw the museum on trip advisor &I read the reviews. I must say we were not disapointed well kept & maintained. The fact they all are in running shape was a surprise,the woman who opened up was a great fountain of knowledge & was very helpful.I would go out of my way... More 

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Fenton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I read about this car museum in my AAA book and we are so glad we stopped. This place has cars from the early days right up to the 21st century. They had Packards, Cadillacs, LaSalles Fords, Hudson, Chevrolet, etc. The Packard was considered the best car to own in the 1930's. Their slogan was "Ask someone who has one".... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There are some very interesting, very well maintained vehicles for free screening by the public. The museum is a self paced tour that does have periodic vehicle rotation to keep it interesting for more than one visit.

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