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Gilmore Car Museum

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Address: 6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
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+1 269-671-5089
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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The ever expanding Gilmore Car Museum, hailed as one of the Top Five car...

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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OMG! First Class All the Way!

This place is a hidden treasure. You won't believe what a complete and professional collection they have. This is not a pole barn with some old cars in it. This is a first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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West Olive, MI, United States

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West Olive, MI, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a hidden treasure. You won't believe what a complete and professional collection they have. This is not a pole barn with some old cars in it. This is a first class educational and entertaining destination. You won't be disappointed.

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Cottonwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the two day pass and it still wasn't enough time for me. They have one of a kinds and a lot of old tv classics in their collection. If you like old cars at all this place has it all.

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Ann Arbor, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel back and forth between Ann Arbor, MI & Chicagoland a number of times a year. There was an article about the Gilmore Auto Museum in our local paper so we put the museum on our list of possible things to visit on our way home. On our way home from last year's Cub game (We go to at... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

In December about half of the museum collection is closed but there is still enough to see to fill a day. This is the best car collection I have seen. It is amazing the number of Franklin's, Lincoln's, Model A Fords and Cadillac's you can see and many other vehicles too. It is so nice that unlike most car museums... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was my first time to the Gilmore. Everyone I had talked to that had been there told me I would love it and they were right! Had a nasty snow storm going on all day so there was virtually no one there! Was great because we could really get a good look at the cars without the crowds. I... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Gilmore is one of the finest auto museums anywhere. The vehicles and the descriptions, as well as how they are displayed make it interesting for anyone. Wonderful photography exhibits too, and the buildings are modeled after historic dealerships for different lines of autos of the past and present.

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Woodland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been going to Gilmores for years and it is so exciting to see the progression through the years. If you have never been there, you will be shocked and amazed that a museum of this caliber exist in the middle of corn fields! If you plan on visiting do not plan a quick stop...way to much to see... More 

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Colfax, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our Girl Scout troop of teenagers enjoyed a short trip to the museum. None of us were car fanatics, but we all found something of interest. There are lots of neat history nuggets here!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This gem is located easy travel from most any place in Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana and NW Ohio. Cars of all vintages and prices are on display in the various barns that house them, and many exhibits are "themed for a period or type of car" Kids can even find much to enjoy. Plan to spend plenty of time.

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Belmont, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was amazed at the volume of vehicles they have on display from the earliest days of the automotive industry through the 1940s. The collection is a little thin after that era, but a remarkable collection of rare vehicles from the early days of the industry.

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