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Wisconsin Auto Museum

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Ann w
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5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Ann w
West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank DLB555
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Johnathan H
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Patty B
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Clay S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Fascinating history of the auto industry in America. I was unaware autos were made in Hartford for many decades.

Thank Tosa-Traveler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

lots of amazing cars as well as model trains, fully functioning train, and more. Worth the admission price. Tip - dress warmly. Parts of the museum are unheated and other parts are heated but were still very cold when I visited. Staff were very nice.

Thank eec317
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Located right in Hartford. Not a far drive out from Milwaukee. If you are into classic and unique cars. Definitely take a ride out to view some of these fantastic automobiles. I never knew there was any kind of cars made here specifically from Wisconsin.

Thank Bernardo F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Before I moved to Hartford I had no idea that Wisconsin was manufacturing such fancy cars as the Kissel car. Boy would I love to drive in one of those. But if you want to see one in person in immaculate condition then you gotta get to the Wisconsin Auto Museum in Hartford Wisconsin. They created built and sold these... More 

Thank Derek B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

My friend and I travelled to see the collection and were very impressed, many different cars including Hartford's own Kissel, and the Nash and Hudson predecessors to Kenosha's American Motors (Vale). A fascinating model railway display is near the entrance, giving a glimpse (in miniature) into the past. This is something that Hartford and Wisconsin should be proud of considering... More 

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