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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI
269-671-5089
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

So many cars, so cool, but the dinner is a joke (this being the reason not 5 stars. This is something probably more suited for adults, my son thought it was really boring.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

hotrods from California 1960s, motorcycles, hood ornaments, beautiful grounds, diner snack bar, gift store

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Ada MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very extensive collection of antique cars on large grounds. Not very close to much other than Gull Lake. Nice for a visit while vacationing in the lake area if the weather is lousy for outdoor activity.

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Englewood, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The best collection of vintage American cars I have seen. There are a couple of foreign makes but truly a great bunch of Cadillacs, Lincolns, Fords Chevys and a Stout. This museum requires several hours to fully cover. My only concern is that i is spread among several buildings which could prevent this from being a great rainy day visit.

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Canton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our second visit to the Gilmore Classic Car Museum was as interesting as the first. This car museum has individual buildings for Packards, Cadillacs, Pierce Arrows, pedal cars and others. More displays are on the way with 4 new buildings or additions under construction including a Ford dealership with service bays. We had the opportunity to ride in a couple... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The exhibits are fantastic even if you are not a car buff. The grounds are very well kept and easy to navigate. My only advice is to perhaps get an ice cream or coffee at the diner. The food is not good but the atmosphere is worth a visit. Enjoy!

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Toledo, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spacious setting, uniquely set up collection.. I went there for vintage motorcycle days. A true treat. History pours from every barn . I don't know car history all that much, but really enjoyed the eye candy.

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What can I say about the Gilmore Car Museum to get you to go if you haven't already and to get you to go again if you've been only once...? It's not just for people that love classic cars, 1940's drive in Diners, or 18 cent gallons of gas... that must have been nice! It's easy to say all that,... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Reading all of the other reviews I think it's clear the Gilmore museum is a fantastic place to visit and based on the construction going on while we were there, it will only get better. Amazing collection of cars and all of the staff we talked to were very friendly and helpful. We visited during the week so it was... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you love automobiles, you need to come here! Very large collection of antique automobiles and related items. Check out their special events before you go.

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