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Wisconsin Auto Museum

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Address: 147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027-1407
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+1 262-673-7999
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Hartford produced cars and trucks, including during WW I, inthe tens of thousands until 1931 and less than 150 known examples exist today! There are 25 of the Kissel Kar in this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 20, 2016
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Hartford produced cars and trucks, including during WW I, inthe tens of thousands until 1931 and less than 150 known examples exist today! There are 25 of the Kissel Kar in this museum and over 110 vehicles total. Car owners included the likes of Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford, and Fatty Arbuckle. Also Nash and Hudson vehicles are here. Included in... More 

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Great place to visit, worlds largest collection of Kissel cars. Nice railroad display as well, with a large operable steam locomotive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This museum is dedicated mainly to two unique auto manufacturers; Kissel and Nash. Numerous autos of both marques are on display along with a second floor of vehicles from other manufacturers. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hartford's automotive past brought to light with the display of many Kissel cars that were manufactured here. Other noteworthy cars such as more modern racers are also on display.

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Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We have been wanting to visit this museum for quite some time and finally made the trip. The car collection was amazing and is very interesting. The Lionel train display is wonderful. So much history in this building and the volunteers were very informative and welcoming. A must see for anyone who can appreciate vintage cars.

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Thank zepdog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Really nice sized museum for an afternoon visit. We were looking for an afternoon indoor activity as temps in the 90s. could not have had a more enjoyable experience. Helpful staff and lots and lots of cars!!! if you are an auto buff lots of fun

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I tended to get bored because my husband has a much greater interest in old cars than I have. They do have a big collection with many of the vehicles on loan from a private collection, so cars do change over time. The museum is located in the same building as the Schauer Center and inside the lobby two of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I went with a "car nut" friend and even he learned some new things about the cars, both local and international ones.

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Thank Johnathan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum was a great place to see all the old cars from the past. Also can see the solo train. Good price to get in and friendly people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and decided to check it out! We have recently moved to Hartford and decided to check out the Farmers market in the nearby parking lot one Saturday. The museum was an hour from closing but we went anyway. We got to almost all of the exhibits. It was very well laid out. It was a great way to... More 

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