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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI
269-671-5089
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car museums in the nation, features over nearly extraordinary cars and... more » Owner description: 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) « less
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Decatur, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wonderful cars and presentation. We went in March before the full campus was open. The main galleries are open year round but there are additional building that do not open until April 1. Even seeing half of the museum it took us over 2 hours. There are a lot of impressive cars here. They have several cool hot rods. They... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I've been going to the Gilmore Car Museum for many years since the late 80s. It is a phenomenal collection of automotive history and has something new to see each year as well as old favorites to see again and again. I've shared this place with friends and my family and always enjoy attending several shows each year. The Vintage... More

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Richland, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not only are all the barns filled with gorgeous antique cars, the diner is wonderful and there is also the Midwest Miniatures Museum on the grounds....scenery is beautiful.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Only $10.00 admission for all exhibits! Less for kids, seniors and AAA members. An incredible value for a fantastic display of history of the automobile. Many one of a kind vehicles and an ever expanding campus with several buildings and more under construction. Be aware that if you visit in the winder some of the buildings are not heated and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The newly opened Model A Ford Museum was amazing. With the Lincoln and Cadillac museums under construction, there will be two more reasons to make the Gilmore worth a full two-day visit.

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Alma, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a gem. No car enthusiast should miss this. Actually anyone with the slightest interest in cars should plan on a visit. The country setting and huge barns is unique among museums. A great place to plan a family picnic with an educational experience.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The location of the museum is a little obscure but you will find it's well worth the trip. This museum has more than enough for an auto lover and even the casual observer. The museum is set like a campus out in the country. It has multiple buildings with different themes. The buildings are set like barns or garages and... More

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Attended model A meet in Sept. Not a large turnout of model A's, which gave my father and I more time to see the entire museum. Loved every building!!! Collection of cars is like no other we've ever seen!! Will definetly be going back!!

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Palmyra, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Gilmore offered a chance of a life time, to learn to drive a Model T , I gave this to my husband as a gift and it was one of the best day trips we have ever taken. The staff of the Gilmore were awesome, and the wealth of information that they were able to share with us was... More

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our visit to Gilmore is hard to reduce to words. It was like visiting an auto showroom for the new 1948 Tucker or the brand new Model A Ford. It is tastefully done and can be viewed (experienced) at a casual pace. There are attendants to answer questions and a forties vintage diner if you get hungry! Loved it!

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