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Gilmore Car Museum

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Address: 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI
Phone Number: 269-671-5089
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car...
The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car museums in the nation, features over nearly extraordinary cars and motorcycles from all eras. The Automotive Heritage Center (about 150 vehicles) is Open daily year-round. The outdoor park-like campus of historic buildings (including 1930s gas station, working 1940s diner and several exhibit sturctures)are open April - Novemember.Museum exhibits range from cars of the 1890s to the classic Duesenberg, the elusive 1948 Tucker, to the muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Located just off M-43 at Hickory Road near Hickory Corners (20 minutes northeast of Kalamazoo, MI)
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This is a magnificent experience! There is so much to see and every bit is entertaining and educational. This is coming from the wife of a serious "car guy" who appreciates the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Camas, Washington
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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent experience! There is so much to see and every bit is entertaining and educational. This is coming from the wife of a serious "car guy" who appreciates the visual result of all the hard work that goes into the building of a car but doesn't get the whole mechanical process. Girls, you don't want to miss... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Gilmore Car Museum is more than a collection of cars, it is a large campus of automotive history. Last year on our south east road trip we stopped at the Tupelo (Miss) Automobile Museum. The Tupelo Automobile Museum is a very impressive collection of antique autos, but they are on display in a very large garage, nothing fancy, just... More 

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livonia,michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a great car museum! Lots of cars, the people working there were very knowledgeable, and the place was so clean! We will be back in the summer when we can see everything!

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The facility itself and the quality of the car collections by far exceeded my expectations. We went January and some of the exhibits were closed until the weather warms up. It took us all day to browse through the open exhibits, so to see everything in one day , you would have to race through. We definitely will return in... More 

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MERRILL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to see the antique motorcycle show and got way more! Awesome museums, beautiful scenery and friendly people. This is a must see stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Truly awe struck! Every time I visit I find something new. Easy to spend several hours here and weather is usually not an issue. Good eats at the Diner also. Do not miss out on this gem.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great museum! Only 2 of the outer buildings are open in the winter but there is still a lot to see. We especially liked the Lincoln area because they not only have old cars but they have the newest model as well. Learning about the history was very interesting. The lunch counter had great food and everyone was very pleasant.... More 

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Sturgis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm surprised that I had not heard about this museum before my visit with family in nearby Hastings, MI. While the girls were shopping (Black Friday), the boys went car looking. This place is amazingly well designed, executed and maintained. There were cars there I have never seen before. There were Lincoln, Cadillac, Ford and Franklin collections. There is a... More 

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Families may find the ticket prices a bit of a roadblock, but the experience of seeing such a great collection of classic vehicles in a beautiful setting definitely makes Gilmore a trip worth the drive to Hickory Grove.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had an extended family get-together with a couple nights in a motel over Thanksgiving weekend. Chose to do this museum as a group activity. It was very enjoyable but not being a huge car lover, or me it was over-saturation. But it was a class act and very well done. There is a main building (which I understand is... More 

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