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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 North Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-765-2181
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Stanford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you like classic, antique, or muscle cars you will enjoy this collection. The autos are just like they rolled out of the factory. There is no cost of admission to the museum. Mr. Swope and his family have done very well over the years in auto sales and service and the museum is one of the many ways they... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our local Model A Club, Fall City Region Model A Club, serving the areas around Louisville, Kentucky planned a tour for National Drive your Model A Day that included the Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The cars were exceptional and the hospitality was gracious. We enjoyed a very informative talk from Mr. Swope and want to thank... More

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Didn't intend to go but couldn't pass it up. Worth the effort to see. Great for history and car buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were traveling through the area and stopped at this museum. We were extremely impressed with the museum. The cars were amazing. The woman there was extremely knowledgeable and had so much interesting information on the cars. All of the cars were in mint condition and they allow you to take all the pictures you want. You can tell that... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took a vacation and visited this museum and he had a very nice collection. It is free to get in! My son took pictures of all of them as he is hugh into classic cars!! very nice and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a great place near I 65 to visit for 30 minutes or so. The old cars are amazing. The people running the museum are very nice. We took some awesome pictures of the cars. I highly recommend. Free. Not good for small children.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lived here for 5 years and my 1st visit. I was very impressed with the beautiful collection. All of the vehicles are 1st class and in immaculate condition. Mr Swope has done a great service to this community by sharing this with us. The price also cannot be beat. N/C for everyone except unaccompanied children, then only $100.00 each.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This little gem is amazing!! We had a wonderful time at this museum. The cars are pristine and the guide was a joy! We even got to meet Mr Swope himself who is over 90! Big bonus!! Anyone who has just a small love for vintage cars must stop by for a visit. We were also invited to go by... More

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went there today during my lunch break. There are two classic cars greeting you as soon as you get there and 40+ more once you get inside. Once you step inside, you're already on tour. No tickets to get. Just walk about on your leisure. The wife and I started on the right side and worked our way around. It... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hard to find as it is tucked behind the Swope Car Dealership, and is part of the same. Owner has collected vintage cars for over 50 years and they are in mint condition. Some are Rolls, and others are excellent quality cars from the past. Plan at least one hour. They have two locations, but the one at the 1100... More

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