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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

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760 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8611
+1 260-768-3021
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Permantly Closed?

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum was closed. According, to the person in the Shipshewana Visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Longdive94
Fabulous Hudson's

The finest collection of Hudson's in the world. Thank you to Mr. Hostetler. If you have not seen... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Hoosierpal
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South Bend, Indiana
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World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles. Ranging from 1909 to 1956 the collection houses some of the finest examples of the autos produced by the Hudson Automobile Company. Both pristine restorations and pristinely preserved examples walk you through time while you reminisce about America's love affair with the automobile.
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760 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8611
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum was closed. According, to the person in the Shipshewana Visitors Center, the closing is permanent. The owner of the building wants to repurpose the facility. The city is looking to action off the cars.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The finest collection of Hudson's in the world. Thank you to Mr. Hostetler. If you have not seen it yet, move quickly as the town of Shipshewana is set to close this museum and the collection will be sold. Call ahead first so you are...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

The old cars there are very interesting. It is amazing one man could collect all those cars. He happened to be in the museum at the time so we got to see him.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

There is an administration fee for the museum.I'am not sure of the price. My husband & I had a package deal. We got tickets to a family style dinner @ the Blue Gate Garden restaurant, to see The Golden Oldies concert, a buggy ride through...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum, one of four Indiana car and truck museums we visited during our trip, is a gem. You could walk the whole way around every car, and each one had at least one open window, enabling you to get a really good look at...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Visited this museum with a friend while our wives shopped. So many awesome classic cars on display. Not far from places for the gals to browse or buy. Took about 1 1/2 hours. It is not open every day and we had tried before so...More

Thank db3faith
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Great museum with 53 Hudson built cars arranged in chronological order, from the first in 1909 to the last in 1957. Signage providing history, and best of all, the improvements made from year to year. We spent over two hours, but we read every sign.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I was looking for something to do while my wife was fabric shopping and I came across Hostetler's while browsing TA. What a wonderful experience. Fifty-three cars in pristine condition each with a wonderful plaque giving some history of the car and context for what...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Right next door to our hotel- so the walk was easy. The collection was much more than we expected, and at a reasonable price. I didn't know a great deal about the Hudson- but the presentation, description, and staff helped me to really get an...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We stumbled upon this by accident. We went to the Event Center to see a concert. This museum is inside the event center. We were a bit early so we decided to look around. The lady at the desk said since we had a ticket...More

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MaryAnn B
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Response from Heiselmom | Reviewed this property |
You can easily see it all in 30-45 min.
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Thornton88
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Response from Rod K | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the hours are Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 to 16:30 (10am to 4:30 pm) They are closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is $ 8.00 with lower cost for seniors (60+) and students.Students 6-17 4.00 and... More
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