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Gilmore Car Museum

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Address: 6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
Phone Number: 269-671-5089
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car...

The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car museums in the nation, features over nearly extraordinary cars and motorcycles from all eras. The Automotive Heritage Center (about 150 vehicles) is Open daily year-round. The outdoor park-like campus of historic buildings (including 1930s gas station, working 1940s diner and several exhibit sturctures)are open April - Novemember.Museum exhibits range from cars of the 1890s to the classic Duesenberg, the elusive 1948 Tucker, to the muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Located just off M-43 at Hickory Road near Hickory Corners (20 minutes northeast of Kalamazoo, MI)

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Car lovers heaven

Went out to see the grandkids and my son took us on a day trip . You could spend the day here if you read the history of each auto. It is amazing to look these cars from the past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West Caldwell, New Jersey

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went out to see the grandkids and my son took us on a day trip . You could spend the day here if you read the history of each auto. It is amazing to look these cars from the past as well as many of the manufactures that don't exist . The styles and colors are something you don't see... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just visited this place for the first time and had a great day. On top of all the great things listed is prior reviews, I really enjoyed the many examples of cars from long forgotten manufactures, many of which I had never heard of before. We drove in from Toledo, Ohio; it took about 2.5 hours and was an easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love how close you can get to the cars to see things. So many themed exhibit buildings. Very impressive place for historical car buffs. Will definitely go back very soon.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful ride back in time. The car museum was more than one would expect. Well worth the time and trip to see this wonderful collection of vehicles. Each building looks like original factories of the car makers. So many cars and ideas these inventors had in the past that seem to carry you into the past and then... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a 'car nut' or just an enthusiast, this is a must see! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and plan on spending at least a few hours as there are many buildings full of extensive treasures. Beautifully maintained grounds and buildings and knowledgeable staff. Well worth the stop!

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Flat Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in July and it was a great trip. There are Cars galore here. Multiple buildings of antique cars and all their history. They have replicated 4 of the original dealerships from the 50's. They have a 1940's Dinner that is really nice. Waitress wear uniforms from that time era. Food is good. It took us 2 days to... More 

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Owensville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling through Michigan and had seen this on trip advisor. So HAPPY that we went out of the way to check this place out. The cars on display here are INCREDIBLE! Hope to take my 16 year old back here sometime.

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Dundas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't just one big building with cars in it. There are a number of buildings to visit and each hosts a special collection. This is one Car Museum "Not To Be Missed". You will need to spend time here so don't think you can rush in and out in a few hours. There is plenty to see. They also... More 

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Mason City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the Red Barns Spectacular event which had nearly a 1000 entrants for the car show. We spent the majority of our time seeing these visiting cars since we knew we could visit the museum again. If you come during an event and want to see the museum allow two days to see it all. The event was... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the features I appreciate most was reading the history of each car at the exhibit. Augmenting the cars was interesting historical features in each barn about items of interest for the period. We will return!!

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