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Hemmings Motor News Filling Station

216 Main Street, Bennington, VT
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Bennington
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: Collectible cars on display and memorabilia for car lovers in the gift shop.
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Springfield, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Visited back in Oct, and it was fun to reminisce over the old cars and trucks, We registered to get Free Catalog and 2 other magazines . None have been received. but we are getting bill for subscriptions. Will never fill out my name again on a similar venue. Too bad this sort of ruins the fun experience we had... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were vacationing in New England and while in Vermont visited Hemmings. We spent at least 2 hours here and my husband loved it. The gift shop has awesome car-related items and we purchased Christmas gifts here for the men on my list. This is a full service gas station and they have the black hose across the concrete that... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

the actual filling station isn't much- just a lot of stuff for sale. Go behind this to the museum, which is free, and see all the restored vehicles. Quite a stunning display (and I'm not a guy and I'm not even a woman who cares much about cars). My husband probably got more out of it than I. I think... More

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Lockport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I were coming back from taking our son to college, and as we passed the Hemmings company, he said he always wanted to stop there. So we turned around and stopped in. Memories of the 1970's popped into our heads, back when he used to drool over every issue of the Hemmings Motor News, while dreaming of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

In 2002 after the death of the owner who had purchased the station from its founder, a North Carolina investment group purchased HMN. The original gas station has been replaced with a non-descript building with no characer or resemblance of the original gas station. I rated it poor rather than terrible because of the free antique car exhibit.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visiting the Hemmings Motor News Filling Station is great fun for any person who loves classic cars. The filling station is a throw back to the 50s. There is a gift shop with cool t-shirts, toys, and metal signs. There is also a free museum in the back that has classic cars to look at. The museum volunteers are fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was the highlight of my time in Bennington. Its an old fashioned, full service station, with a neat store. However the BEST part is the huge building next door which is a FREE museum of old cars, and other items.

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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253 attraction reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you're in the area you must stop and fill-up at the Hemmings Full Serve station. Good old time service with a smile. Go inside to get some nice refreshments. I had a great smoothie for the road. They have a lot of great shirts,hats, models, and anything auto related. Their car museum is in the back and I got... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I did not do proper research, we were in the Berkshires. Wife said we should go to Vermont. I drove to Bennington Vermont. We were walking around town and decided to visit Bennigton Museum..Walking along, I saw Hemmings News Building then saw the Filling station. Prices are resonable for hats, t-shirts, etc. I asked how to get to Bennington Musem,... More

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Oakville, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

As a classic car fan, I was thrilled to see this place right across from the last chance motel where we ended up on our last night of our holiday. The gal at the counter of Caffeine Alley welcomed my dog and I into the store. It had lots of swag - hats, shirts, tee-shirts, jackets - at reasonable prices,... More

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