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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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Well worth a visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jack L
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East Syracuse, New York
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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank TrishZee
Pell City, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank jiligan417
Oolitic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a part of the event center. Great collection of that iconic auto. A must see for auto buffs. Nice collection of neon signs as well.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

You must go here if you like automobiles of any kind. The museums has rows and rows of amazing cars. Our volunteer tour guide was great and had knowledge of all the cars and the owner. Spent about 2 hours and were amazed with each car.

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Thank Leslie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Love seeing some history of the automobile. The place is very clean and well taken care of. Love that you can walk from the Blue Gate Inn

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