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Wisconsin Auto Museum

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Excellent automobile museum with special collections of Kissel and Nash

I have visited this museum a couple times and it continues to improve. The core of the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A must visit for early to mid 20th century car buffs

Happened across this museum while I was in the town on business and had an afternoon to kill. Very... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Chicago, IL
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147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027-1407
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All reviews steam locomotive on display two floors train layout no idea nice visit hall of fame gift shop great history full size great place to visit few years same building cars nash elevator volunteers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum a couple times and it continues to improve. The core of the museum focuses on the rare Kissel built in Hartford, and this museum has a substantial number of the remaining examples. Interesting assortment of Nashes, also built in Wisconsin,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Happened across this museum while I was in the town on business and had an afternoon to kill. Very glad I did. I never realized Hartford (about an hour from Milwaukee) had such a rich automotive history. There is an extensive collection of the Kissel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

What a great place. Husband likes to stop by classic car museums when we are travelling. Everything was so well written about each and every car. Not only are there cars, trucks, there is also a train. We spend almost 3 hours here.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank gracie l
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I'm not just giving this 5 stars because my uncle volunteers at the museum. They actually have really cool cars there. They have loads of Kissel cars that were made right there in Hartford. They also have a very large model train set in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jcoanda
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Home of the Kissell Car. Never had heard of that one. Lots of Nash cars, and many others. Old Evenrude outboards. Large Lionel Train exhibit and a Soo line Locomotive, tender and other cars. Very helpful staff. Good tour and close to Held's meats in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Loved this place! 150+ cars, large model train layout and go through the door to find a real steam locomotive! Very nice museum for the cars, plenty of room to walk around, interesting facts on each car, two levels - yes they have an elevator....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank enjoyslife3
Reviewed June 8, 2018

I have never been to a car museum. This place is so interesting. My 5 year old grandson was a joy to take, he knows more about cars at his age that I ever knew. He loved the train..

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank babyoh333
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Admittedly, as a car enthusiast this was of particular interest to me. But this museum is a treasure trove of information about Wisconsin auto manufacturers and, of course, Hartford’s own Kissel company. Put this one on your list of must see attractions in Wisconsin.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marty D
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

OMG! Who knew so many cars were manufactured in Wisconsin? The beautiful Kissel Kars with their 27+ coats of paint and a "virgin" Nash! The awesome Inter-State! Check it out but don't hurry or you'll miss something!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carol E
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

My youngest son and I️ visited on a cold and windy Saturday after trying to decide on an activity for the day. I️ had been meaning to visit here for a few years and I️ always seemed to forget about it. We received a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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July 19, 2018|
Response from Carol E | Reviewed this property |
Admission: Adults……………………………… $10 5 and under…………………… FREE Children(6-16)…………………… $6 Seniors (62+)…………………….. $8