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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, Museums
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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)
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I try to come here a few times a year however I only "discovered" it only a few years ago and am just floored by the collection. It is the most impressive collection of automobiles I have ever seen in one place. If you have any interest in industrial design, automotive history or nostalgia you will love this place. During... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I am not a person who typically gets enjoyment from looking at cars. I did not grow up in the motor city, so again the automobile was not an ingrained part of my life. Having said that, the Gilmore Automobile museum is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had being around automobiles. The experience there exposed me to... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I saw so many luxury cars from 1910's - 1930's. Good representation of 40 - 60's. They had other interesting collections too: seems like 1000 hood ornaments, peddle cars, motorcycles, a diner, minitures... I enjoyed it and recommend it.

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Acton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners in September and it was so wonderful! We even got to watch other visitors learn to drive old model T's! It was a very fun, relaxing day walking through the different buildings enjoying the beautiful sunshine on a warm autumn day. It is in the middle of corn fields and a... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There are so many reasons to go to the Gilmore. Just going for the architecture would be enough. As I like really old cars this place was a dream come true for me. Building after building of some of the best cars you have never heard of was exciting. The Model A Museum part was great too. If you like... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum is in a rural area about 30-40 mins. north of Kalamazoo and we went during the Fall as the trees were very colorful. If your looking for a day trip from the Chicago area during Fall foliage, it can't be beat. Bring a picnic lunch!

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Cleveland, OH
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was advised by a friend who like me is a Car Lover like me about this museum located in the country outside of Kalamazoo, MI The museum is a gem, the collection of automobiles is an excellent cross section of American Automotive History, the displays are informative, and the staff persons personable and enjoy discussing automobiles. I loved the... More

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Vulcan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First Class wonderful car museum. We were totally blown away at how great this place & the cars were. We visited in Sept. It's open year-round, but winter might be cold to tour all the barns. There is a central new heated indoor complex; and other outlying barns. Not for young children; the cars are pristine & untouchable. One bldg... More

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Lucas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been to many classic automobile museums. The Gilmore ranks with the best. Located in Hickory Corners, MI, near Kalamazoo, it is in the middle of the country. The drive is well worth the trip. The museum has over 300 automobiles on exhibit ranging from the first electric buggies to some of the finest cars of the fifties and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I happened to "find" this car museum on line, and I was not sure what we would find when we got there. The explanation and the pictures of the museum were exactly what you saw when you got there. The landscaped grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere is serene and peaceful. The big red and white "barns" that house the... More

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