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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

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Address: 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone Number: +1 260-768-3021
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World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles....

World's largest collection of Hudson, Essex, & Terraplane automobiles. Ranging from 1909 to 1956 the collection houses some of the finest examples of the autos produced by the Hudson Automobile Company. Both pristine restorations and pristinely preserved examples walk you through time while you reminisce about America's love affair with the automobile.

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Wow - Beautiful cars from early 1900s to the 50s

This is an amazing collection. It is a great place to visit if you like old cars and even if you are not into Hudsons. Some very early cars to one-of-a kind. All in great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an amazing collection. It is a great place to visit if you like old cars and even if you are not into Hudsons. Some very early cars to one-of-a kind. All in great condition. A few that could complete with the luxury Cords and Auburns of the 30's.

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Pell City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of the outstanding museums in America. The highest quality vintage cars of which you will ever see displayed in a clean, well managed, setting under superb lighting. There are many reasons to go to Shipshewanna, Ind. but, it is worth the trip just to visit the Hudson Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well done and well displayed collection of Hudson cars. Well worth the time Easy to spend and hour or more depending on your interest level

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I visited this attraction during the Quiltfest in 2014,2015, and 2016. The cars are immaculate, shiny, and full of personality and style. The quilts are displayed on the cars. The cars are easily visible inside and out. Very close for your convenience.

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know much about cars, but I DO know the beauty of some of these old classics, and this museum is packed with them! Self-guided tours which you could probably do in under an hour...just some really cool one of a kind amazing cars...well worth a stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

About 50 vehicles in unbelievable condition, almost every Hudson made. Each car has history plaqucard for you to read. Unbelievable dedication to Hudson. It took almost 3 hrs to stop and look at and read about each vehicle. Time just flew by and it was fun. Cost $7 to $8 admission. If you're a car person stop by.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Want to see a bunch of Hudson's....lots of different models, in beautiful condition? This is the place. Gorgeous cars lined up one after the other. Even if you aren't an antique car aficionado you can't help but to admire these cars. The style and color are awesome.

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Would not have gone without recommendation of friend, but very glad I did. These Hudsons, dating from 1909 to 1956 are drop dead beautiful and rare. Most of the cars on display have been professionally restored and a few are in good original condition. Our questions were answered by a knowledgeable employee and we were free to photograph and examine... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are a Classic Car buff you have to visit this museum. The price to see the collection of cars is very reasonable and the curator of the establishment is very knowledgeable about the Hudson vehicles. The location is great and parking is no problem. The variety of vehicles is awesome and gives an insight to the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was a very interesting museum for the classic old car lover in people. Many models, styles, and years available and on display. Beautifully put together. Also had an informational sign by each vehicle. Good information relayed and could tour the museum on your own level. Employees were informative and available to answer your questions. Wish my parents could have... More 

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