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Review of Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum
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Owner description: 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)
Lansing, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you love automobiles, you need to come here! Very large collection of antique automobiles and related items. Check out their special events before you go.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank ElizLv
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“True dedication”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I was heading from Chicago to Detroit and found a flyer at a truck stop for the Gilmore Car Museum.
Even the drive to the secluded location is nice, but once you arrive at the gates you become aware of how neat the grounds are.
The buildings are full of extremely well restored older cars, all tastes are catered for whether it be the early 1900's Model T's or the Roaring Twenties through the Cords, Dusenbergs or Auburns these cars are amazing, And it shows the differences between the wealthy and average workers as most original selling prices are listed.
For the high performance and hot rod person I am we too are presented with a great display of purpose built hot rods, Corvettes and a genuine Shelby Cobra 427.
An old diner from CT built in 1941 is in operation on the grounds.
Make sure you have plenty of time, there is loads to see.

Visited June 2014
Thank Tony D
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197 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Amazing museum”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

My husband and I went to this museum on May 24, 2014. AAA discount tickets are $11.00 each. This museum is amazing. If you are a car buff or not you will LOVE this museum. We have lived our entire lives in Michigan and did not know about this hidden gem. I call it a hidden gem because it is out in the middle of no where. You will see cars that you have not seen before. I can not say enough good things about this museum. It was extremely clean and the displays are very well organized. There is a lot of walking from one building to the next so if you have a difficult time walking this may not be for you. There are food and drinks available. Also, a gift shop.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank countdowntovacation
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“And I don't like old cars”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

I was blown away. Normally I don't like old cars. Everyone (men) seem to be enthralled by what is under the hood. What amazed me about Gilmore was that there were so many cars that I had never heard of and they were beautiful. One could see how body styles developed. Go!

Visited May 2014
Thank Ginger F
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“One word. Brilliant”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I've been here three times in the last few months. There's a huge amount to see, really well laid out with very knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit, a great day out.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Garry C
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