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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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Out of business

August 4th, 2018 Sad day, everything sold today, Shipshewana Hudson Museum , closed it's doors... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Indiansfan2112
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LaGrange
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Closing

Owner just sold all Hudson vehicles at auction August 4th 2018. Was a very nice museum shame it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flashfire2018
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Howe, 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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  • Average1%
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“old cars” (13 reviews)
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760 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8611
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+1 260-768-3021
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"old cars"
in 13 reviews
"great collection"
in 9 reviews
"pristine condition"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful cars"
in 6 reviews
"early cars"
in 2 reviews
"event center"
in 5 reviews
"chronological order"
in 2 reviews
"car nut"
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"under one roof"
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"great information"
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"well worth the stop"
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"classic cars"
in 3 reviews
"taking pictures"
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"worth the trip"
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"flea market"
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"blue gate"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

August 4th, 2018 Sad day, everything sold today, Shipshewana Hudson Museum , closed it's doors for the final time today . Heart breaking, in my opinion.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner just sold all Hudson vehicles at auction August 4th 2018. Was a very nice museum shame it will be closed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to this museum several times over the years. It featured 70 of the rarest and most exquisite Hudson cars under one roof. This was not your typical 50’s and 60’s Museum. It had a wide selection of Hudson built cars from 1909 through...More

1  Thank Lewis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is right next door to the Blue Gate Inn. My wife and I walked over to check out the Museum Friday afternoon Aug.3, 2018. We were told to walk right in because this was the last day the museum would be open. All...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No website. found article. Not enough revenue for expenses. January 30, the had voted closing museum

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

stop by to see some older cars park outside museum and a work said to go in to see all the late me hostetler had in his collection and ended up being in there over a hour. while looking we happen to meet the man...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a great museum with many unique cars. There are many rare examples of Hudson cars and trucks. Plus they are in pristine condition.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

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.

2  Thank Donna M
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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
September 20, 2016|
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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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