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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

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Address: 760 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8611
Phone Number: 260-768-3021
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World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles....

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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A worthwhile visit to see some rare cars

Would not have gone without recommendation of friend, but very glad I did. These Hudsons, dating from 1909 to 1956 are drop dead beautiful and rare. Most of the cars on display... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rod K
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Nokomis, Florida
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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would not have gone without recommendation of friend, but very glad I did. These Hudsons, dating from 1909 to 1956 are drop dead beautiful and rare. Most of the cars on display have been professionally restored and a few are in good original condition. Our questions were answered by a knowledgeable employee and we were free to photograph and examine... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a Classic Car buff you have to visit this museum. The price to see the collection of cars is very reasonable and the curator of the establishment is very knowledgeable about the Hudson vehicles. The location is great and parking is no problem. The variety of vehicles is awesome and gives an insight to the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum for the classic old car lover in people. Many models, styles, and years available and on display. Beautifully put together. Also had an informational sign by each vehicle. Good information relayed and could tour the museum on your own level. Employees were informative and available to answer your questions. Wish my parents could have... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grain was the first person to greet my arrival and explain the museum's history & operation. One large room displays all vehicles. This museum is what I call a 'plain jane' museum. All a visitor will see are autos, no period clothing or other main exhibits. Vehicles are arranged in angled row, five vehicle to a row, with a distance... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you like cars -- and their history -- this is the place to go! The museum has a fascinating collection of this historic brand of Hudson automobiles. These autos are in a convenient display, according to their year with concise information at each auto. The cars are in immaculate condition, and it is a pleasure to leisurely stroll thru... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a large collection if cars trucks and every other motorized of the brand. If you are a veteran make sure to ask for the veteran price. Took me over a hour. Many facts I was not aware of

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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

If you like antique cars, this is for you. There are many, many cars, all Hudson, from the beginning through to the last ones made. Good information about each posted at each car.

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Pell City, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

May be the best automobile museums in the US. These Hudson Automobiles are remarkable! It is rare to see this many antique autos in pristine condition in a clean, well lighted and decorated facility. Brings back back great memories of the times when the pastel colors represented adventure on the roads across America.

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Saint John, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very nice collection of cars. Inexpensive to go in. Nice way to spend a hour or so. Some really interesting information about man who collected the cars and some of the cars had interesting stories, too, including one that was recovered from the mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Visited the museum as part of the quilt festival and the cars were amazing. Quilts displayed on cars were very impressive too.

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