Wisconsin Auto Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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dairyboy
Cincinnati98 contributions
Aug 2022
They should advertise this place more. There are so many rare cars, I think all American made. They have the Kissel, a car made here in this building and a make I never hear of.
Written August 15, 2022
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RyaDen
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautifully executed and folksy exhibit of early 1900 to 70's cars of many different genres. Emphasis on Wisconsin production Kissel, Nash, Rambler, AMC, Jeep, but lots of others like first Toronado, 50's Imperial, Ford woody, corvettes, T-bird and a couple of magnificent Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limos. The Kissels are stunning examples of custom craftsmanship. My grandparents had a 7 passenger one in the 1920s. I spent 3 hours and thought it might be 30 minutes! Great value, quality and low key experience of the past.
Written July 15, 2021
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Duane B
1 contribution
Mar 2021
This museum is done to the period to perfection. With all the cars, to the advertising signs on the walls and the stories that was told about each car there. This is a must see for people that enjoy history and transportation.
Written March 24, 2021
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Kevin P
17 contributions
Jul 2020
With the size of this museum, visiting is no issue in today's world. There are a lot of interesting cars here and the cars are in very good shape.
Written August 13, 2020
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TSP2014
Colleyville, TX322 contributions
Jul 2020
Before visiting the museum I had never heard of Kissel cars. It was great to see cars built right there in Hartford. Most of the collection rotates often, so each time you go you can see different cars. The admission price is reasonable for the amount of cars that are on display. Everyone in my family thoroughly enjoyed viewing the collection. The bottom floor is older cars and upstairs are the modern models. We visited during the pandemic, so they weren't busy. This would be a great rainy day activity. If you even have a little interest in cars this is the place to visit.
Written July 6, 2020
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tarajean424
Colleyville, TX380 contributions
Jul 2020
This museum is worth every penny of the admission fee. There are so many different automobiles to see. I would recommend to go early as this is a popular place to visit. Definitely plan on spending a couple of hours here to see everything. There is so much history packed into this one building and everything is nice,y displayed and maintained. I would recommend this to anyone. It’s fun and informative for all ages!
Written July 1, 2020
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Tim K
Slinger, WI18 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My wife and had been in the building for a wedding in a adjoining area that left us a chance to go through the rest of the huge area and the auto museum.The place is cool with all the neat old things to see!
Written March 26, 2020
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Billy C
15 contributions
Feb 2020
1st time visit for my brother-in-law. He really enjoyed it. Was impressed by the number of cars and how well most of them were taken care of. He was also impressed with the steam engine they have. The fact that it still runs was amazing. It was a great outing
Written February 12, 2020
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rrgeniusz
Cedarburg, WI263 contributions
Jan 2020
While not a pristine white wall and track lighting museum, the Wisconsin Automobile Museum offers a comfortable large garage like setting to view a great collection of cars, especially those made in Wisconsin. However, the first thing most see in the museum is a reproduction of the 1949 Lionel Showroom layout that is a reproduction of the one once displayed in Lionel's NYC corporate offices. Thanks to a new technician named Steve, the layout now even contains many vintage trains and cars that one would have seen in 1949. The core of the automobile collection is the largest gathering of Kissel Kars. These beautiful nearly handmade cars were all manufactured in Hartford not far from the Museum. The museum has two floors with the older cars on the first floor and mostly postwar cars on the second floor. You can see the actual 3rd Rock from the Sun car as well as a Soo Line 2-8-8 Mikado, 3 railroad cars, a Comet that went over 500,000 miles and even an airplane. But that is not even all, there is a historical timeline of Wisconsin-made outboard motors, a dirt track racing hall of fame, Handmade wooden coach models, car models, and a nice collection of Wisconsin-made Nash/AMC automobiles. For older visitors, like me, there are plenty of benches on which to take a rest in the cavernous museum.
Written January 12, 2020
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Mark H
Fond du Lac, WI2,704 contributions
Nov 2019
I've lived in the area for years, but never found time to swing by this small, well cutting rated museum.

The majority of. the collection is devoted to the Kissel, which was made in Hartford. Some cars are fully restored, some are completely un-restored. Both type are pretty cool. Lots of memorabilia as well.

The other big part of the collection focuses on Nash, Studebaker and American Motors which were produced in Kenosha for decades.

The second floor of the museum has a display dedicated to the short track racing hall of fame as well a handful of Corvettes, a Saab that was driven for more than one million miles and an enormous 1966 Cadillac that seats nine.

It's work 90-minute to two hours of your time if you're into cars.
Written November 17, 2019
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