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Hemmings Motor News Filling Station

216 Main Street, Bennington, VT
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Ranked #3 of 7 Shopping in Bennington
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: Collectible cars on display and memorabilia for car lovers in the gift shop.
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Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It is not just a filling station! There is a charming antique car museum which is free (!) and even has a docent to tell you what to look for. Each car has an explanation. Even learned that a Buick century got its name from tots ability to hit 100 mph! There is also a store related to the Hemmings... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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485 reviews 485 reviews
190 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Come on, this is Hemmings, what's not to like?! This was a dream that was years in the making, my first trip to Hemmings Motor News. Being in New York for a photo assignment and having a few days of free time on my hands, it was a no-brainer to drive three hours north and visit Bennington and the famous... More

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Belleville, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had no idea where Hemmings was. We just saw it as we drove by and turned around to come back. The store has all kinds of vintage automobile memorabilia which was fun. But the best part was the 23 vehicles they have in the garage, most of which are beautifully restored. There were also many other treasures, including old... More

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Auburn, Maine
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219 reviews 219 reviews
91 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We made this stop as a great way to get out and stretch our legs and to gas up. While it's a small car museum it is a great small car museum, with a souvenir shop with all the fixin's. Very pleasant folks, more the happy to talk to anyone about anything. Some great looking panel trucks, old cadi's and... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A pristine collection of old panel trucks, car memorabilia, sleds and bicycles and just about anything associated with vintage cars. Great assortment of old license plates and model cars for sale for the collector in the store up front. Friendly guide!

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Dartmouth, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have read Hemming's Motor News for years, so I was surprised to discover them here in Bennington VT. I had stopped for lunch at the local Brewpub, but discovered Hemmings was less than a mile away. It is an interesting facility, actually a working filling station with a store attached selling a large selection of Hemming merchandise as well... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Anyone even barely into cars needs to check out the museum. Not that many cars but what they have has a bio. Any they're not roped off. Talk nice and they might even open a hood. Or two. We were there the day of a Cruise-In and they expected 200 cars. The gift shop only had one item I couldn't... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I had a great time at Hemmings Motor News. The shop has a great selection of automobilia, ranging from books & diecasts to clothing and old time metal signs. The real gem though is their antique car collection, open to visitors for free during the summer. One of the highlights to me was their Brewster, a rare ride from the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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