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Wisconsin Auto Museum

147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 673-7999
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hartford
Type: Specialty Shops, Museums
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Type: Specialty Shops, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Enjoyed it very much, would recommend. Most people don't know about Kissel cars, they will after a trip here.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Kissel cars were unknown to me. Long lost company kept alive by this museum. Lots of interesting old cars. What I like the most is the plain Jane examples of various car manufacturers. You won't see 100 point restorations. You'll see nice examples of cars that almost anyone could imagine owning.

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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited the museum on our way up to Mayville. There are over a hundred cars and trucks on display. The Kissels and other vintage cars are on the first floor, with the more recent models on the second floor. The museum boasts over 20 of the roughly 150 existing Kissel automobiles and trucks, which were manufactured in Hartford, Wisconsin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I found this museum by mistake while travelling to Oshkosh and its well worth the drive off the highway. There is plenty of free parking and as a bonus there is a farmers market held in the car park on Saturday mornings. Entry to the museum is well priced and the collection is well laid out. Its an unusual collection... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A must see afternoon trip to tour The Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, WI. The Museum is located in a beautifully restored old Canning Company was very active in Hartford. Come and experience the largest assembled group of Kissel luxury automobiles; with frames made of wood, manufactured in 1906. There is also a great selection of other model cars to... More 

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149 reviews 149 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great overview by staff. Unbelievable collection of autos and train stuff and miniatures and photos. Large collection of Kissel cars and Nash's made in Wisconsin. Also restored train. Not possible to explain how well worth your time this museum is.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of the cars in this exhibit. It was really very informative. actually learned quit allot about the area as well. I would highly recommended it.

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Hartford, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Quite a selection of cars and trucks. They have a plane and a train! lot's of local history with the Kissel car being built right here in Hartford. Many celebrities drove a Kissel, it was the car to have in the day, and they have several on site. It's amazing how brand new they look. Well worth the price of... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband's favorite..he's a real car buff but I'll have to admit I really enjoyed it...something for everyone..amazing!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We've been here twice. It is ever changing and there is something to see for all ages. A locomotive that's larger than life down to a (Messersmidt)? The grand kids loved the huge toy trains that run on hundreds of feet of tracks. The racing cars and cars from the 60's thru the early 80's. Se deserving and some a... More 

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