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“Driving through the Years”

Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Kokomo
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Willow Street
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98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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“Driving through the Years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Situated in a large, open, indoor space, a great collection of vintage automobiles awaits your inspection. Beginning with the Haynes car dating to 1894, you are introduced briefy to Elwood Haynes, local inventor and pioneer in the manufacture of automobiles. But a variety of makes and models, all very shiny, show the evolution of the car. There is no introductory video, tour guide, or published guide to the display. At your own leisure you wind your way around the cars. If later, you visit the Elwood Haynes mansion (free) on the opposite side of Kokomo, a docent tells a more complete story of Elwood Haynes. His first car, the Pioneer, is housed in the Smithsonian Institution.

Visited March 2014
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Hoevenen
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“Large old car collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

When I arrived, I got some more information about the museum and Elwood Haynes. Very nice collection, especially from begin 1900 up to 1960's.

Visited November 2013
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Ohio
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92 reviews
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“Car buffs will love it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Easy to find, convenient hours. Quite a collection of antique cars and trucks, lots of other auto memorabilia.

Visited October 2013
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TIPTON
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93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“This place is a gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

What a great collection of cars spanning the last 100+ years. If your in Kokomo you really don't want to miss this.

Visited August 2013
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Kokomo, Indiana, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“City of Firsts History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

From the moment, you reach the front door you feel connected with the history of the automotive heritage in the City of Firsts. It has a wide history and decades of automotives with details. Also, as you leave don't forget to visit the gift shop after the great experience!!!

Visited June 2013
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