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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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What a spectacular car museum!!!

We had no idea what we were about to visit. The cars were fantastic, very rare, several extremely high end cars. The tour guide was knowledgable and interesting. They do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had no idea what we were about to visit. The cars were fantastic, very rare, several extremely high end cars. The tour guide was knowledgable and interesting. They do not charge and we even offered a donation and they were just delighted to share their collection. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Greenwood, Indiana
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This collection has a number of cars that I have never seen before in person. It was great to look at them and to actually see the interiors. The man that was working there that day was very knowledgeable about the cars in the collection. He knew the history of most of them that he talked about and was extremely... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time we had been there in all the times we have visited E'town. Grandson loved checking out all the old cars. Staff was really knew their old cars. Great place to go on a rainy day!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this with my elderly father and he really enjoyed seeing all these beautiful cars. The lady working was exceptionally nice as well. And you can't beat free! Very enjoyable

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Barstow, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A very nice collection of classic cars. It's nice to see cars that you see in other collections. If your near Elizabethtown it's well worth the time to visit.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Compact but chock-full of quality. Quite a range of car types from 1900 to 1970 or so. Heavy on Packards from every era, but a little of everything. Ask about the 1931 LaSalle if it's not out on the main floor. This museum is FREE, sponsored by Swopes auto dealerships. Thank you Swope family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old cars. Very informative. You could feel the aura. The people working there, are very knowledgeable and friendly. You can ask any question and happy to answer.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited Swope's museum with my children, ages 11 and 8, mostly because my son is obsessed with cars. I didn't expect to enjoy walking around the warehouse full of amazing old cars, but each car was fantastic and included fascinating descriptions. The woman working in the museum was very friendly and shared some fun history on some of our... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An excellent collection of cars and Mrs Shannon (I think that was her name) who showed us around was knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic. You can wonder around on your own, but ask her to show you around - it makes the visit so much more interesting. They even had a British Jaguar - hurrah - and lots of stunning American... More 

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Malone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great place for anyone interested in old cars, including some that are very rare. Almost every auto there has been restored to factory showroom condition. The cars aren't roped off, like in so many museums, so you have to be careful not to scratch one. But you can get up close to the engines, interiors, etc, and... More 

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Additional Information about Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Address: 1100 North Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone Number: 270-765-2181
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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