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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
+1 269-671-5089
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This place rocks!

Hubby and darling daughter are both big car fans. Me not so much, so when they suggested going to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HappyMomma5
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Detroit, Michigan
A lot to see

I walked away from this place in awe. It’s amazing to see car after car on display in mint... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Illinois
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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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6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and darling daughter are both big car fans. Me not so much, so when they suggested going to the Gilmore Car Museum, I wasn't exactly thrilled. I should have been. This place is fabulous. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, and looks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked away from this place in awe. It’s amazing to see car after car on display in mint condition. It’s kind of cool how it’s separated by style, design, era. Plus some touring exhibits too. There are so many cars, they are truly bumper...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a step above other car museums I have visited. They have just the right amount of cars in each exhibit, they stage them well, no ropes, and a nice bit of history about each one. Each room is an era and is...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to some of the best car museums in the Midwest including the Auburn, Studebaker, and Greenfield Village. The Gilmore was better with more fantastic vehicles and periodic buildings on acres of land to walk. A must see! Take your time and plan...More

2  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I am not a car person, but really enjoyed seeing the cars on display at this museum. There are vehicles that example the classics, are of historical significance, and those that have belonged to the famous. We went for their 1st ever New Year’s Eve...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My best friend took me to here. This place was incredible! There were hundreds of cars spanning from the late 1800's to the 1970's spread out in several buildings on a 90-acre campus. We spent at least 4 hours and barely saw everything. There was...More

2  Thank hanahwy
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is the place to go if your a car enthusiast. The place/compound was larger than i thought it was going to be. There are several sheds onsite apart from the main lobby area and they all have different vintage/year cars in each (eg -...More

1  Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I visited the GIlmore Car Museum in October 2017 and the museum was absolutely amazing. I got there in the afternoon and I wish I got there earlier because it was amazing all the types of cars they have on display at this museum. My...More

1  Thank SETraveler2012
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is an incredible place with cars from almost every decade of the industry's history from the 1890s through the 1970s. Cars for the most part are way more accessible that in many other museums and most have pen windows so you can easily see...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are anywhere near Kalamazoo or Battle Creek Michigan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this exceptional treasure, if you love cars and American history.. This is a great experience.

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Hoosier_traveler87
25 March 2017|
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Response from Kzoopera | Reviewed this property |
The closest nice hotels are Comfort in in Plainwell and Quality Inn in Battle Creek. Both are about 15 miles away.
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bwrestlefan73
30 November 2016|
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Response from Skippyfrizz W | Reviewed this property |
Please come check Gilmore out, if the cars haven't been in movies, they ought to be.! I promise you will love it, the Disney Display especially ! Enjoy ! Skippyfrizz
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luvnflorida
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Yes - a whole building for that era
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