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Address: 147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027
Phone Number: +1 262-673-7999
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Car lovers will love this place!

While traveling through Wisconsin we found this car museum. What a wonderful display of cars--especially the Kissel displays. There are 100+ cars of different makes and models... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Candy M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

While traveling through Wisconsin we found this car museum. What a wonderful display of cars--especially the Kissel displays. There are 100+ cars of different makes and models to see and admire. If you like train displays, they have a huge running train display as soon as you enter the showroom, You can photograph all of the cars--so make sure you... More 

Thank Candy M
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I am not a "car person" by any means, but this place fascinated me. We were greeted very warmly by the volunteer manning the ticket desk and then told a bit of history about the museum. After enjoying the model train display (that featured a Polar Express train), we began the tour. It was very interesting to see cars that... More 

Thank LizaPie
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Today I visited the Wisconsin Auto Museum in downtown Hartford ,Wi. After paying a fee of $7.00 dollars a person...I was impressed by the big Lionel Train display on the 1st floor right when you enter the building.But was very disappointed after a half an hour ...later feeling frustrated not able to get between the cars displayed to take digital... More 

1 Thank Kevin M
WisAutoMuseum, Manager at Wisconsin Auto Museum, responded to this review

Most automotive museums either have ropes or paid staff/guards to ensure the cars are not inadvertently damaged. As many of the vehicles at the museum are on loan, we need to ensure the safety of the vehicle. This museum does not have the same staffing resources as other auto museums. The DeLorean was on loan at the museum for an... More 

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Car lovers will enjoy a nostalgic look back at Kissel cars made in Hartford from 1906 to 1931 and many other popular brands from throughout the 1900s. Each car features a story behind it, which lends to the vast exhibit located over two floors. Some of the vehicles are quite the "unique" models. The museum also features a 250-ton steam... More 

Thank Butzee
West Bend, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

You don't have to be a car buff to enjoy the exhibit of Kissel cars Nash and Hudson's. The exhibit is very well done it is all self paced. You can follow the start of the automobile and how it changed our lives. A Lionel train set for the youngsters to enjoy only to lead up to seeing a steam... More 

Thank vickyp600
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Large parking lot adjacent to museum gives easy access to the museum without steps. Second level of museum accessible via elevator. Many unique vehicles displayed in mint condition. Some have been restored & others are lucky finds which were never driven. Items of interest include a "teardrop" camper from the early '50's, outboard motors, Kissel cars & trucks, Nash, Rambler,... More 

2 Thank mcwheelsusdriver
Hartford, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting exhibit of automobiles- including the Kissel car made in Hartford. Many (like over a hundred) older cars from 1900's to 1950's. The guys couldn't see enough of it so they stayed much longer drooling over all the cars- and they are beautifully displayed. The museum is a short walk from the downtown Mainstreet so "the girls" went shopping leaving... More 

1 Thank Sandy S
West Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Yesterday was my husband's birthday, so I wanted to come up with something different to do. We saw an article in our local paper about the Wisconsin Automotive Museum and it fit the bill ! It's a two and half hour drive for us, so I hoped it would be worth the time to get there....It was ! What a... More 

1 Thank Patnmel
Walton, Indiana
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We took our grandchildren, 4,5,6 years old to this museum. It was a hit with them and us. Inside the door is a very large Lionel train layout which absorbed their attention for some time. Then we moved on to the cars and trucks. The museum has vehicles from the early period of autos to the present with Wisconsin built... More 

1 Thank guempelein
Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great option for car buffs. No frills, but really does have some unique and interesting vehicles. They also have an old steam engine on site - really cool site.

Thank Ray F

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