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Address: 147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027
Phone Number: 12626737999
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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All about nostalgia

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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107 reviews
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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 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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 

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Walton, Indiana
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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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.

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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I were in Hartford for a short winter get-away. An auto museum is normally not a place we would have visited but activities were limited on a winter day. However, we were pleasantly surprised and our visit turned out to be interesting and educational for both of us. We saw cars we had never heard of, including... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The museum is a little dark, but we found it fascinating. My husband is NOT a car guy. But, even he really enjoyed it and has remarked on that several times since we left.

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Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went here last year. It was a nice little museum. Lots of things to look at. If you love cars, this is your place. We took my sons here, and they seemed to enjoy it. :)

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