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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)
Toledo, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
670 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Spacious setting, uniquely set up collection..

I went there for vintage motorcycle days. A true treat.

History pours from every barn . I don't know car history all that much, but really enjoyed the eye candy.

Visited June 2014
Thank Sonny_circumvehor
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Windsor, Canada
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“The Gilmore Car Museum is the story of American on four wheels!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

What can I say about the Gilmore Car Museum to get you to go if you haven't already and to get you to go again if you've been only once...? It's not just for people that love classic cars, 1940's drive in Diners, or 18 cent gallons of gas... that must have been nice!

It's easy to say all that, but what the Gilmore Car Museum is the story of America on four wheels... five if you count steering. It's about going back in time to understand what the climate of America was during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the 2nd World War and the boom that flowed... It's about connecting to and understanding our past.

Happy Travels!


Visited May 2014
2 Thank James A
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wow, what a place! Must see for any car person.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Reading all of the other reviews I think it's clear the Gilmore museum is a fantastic place to visit and based on the construction going on while we were there, it will only get better. Amazing collection of cars and all of the staff we talked to were very friendly and helpful.

We visited during the week so it was not very crowded which made it easy to see the displays.

Bet it's a neat place when a car show is held there.

Give yourself plenty of time to see it all. Not a huge food selection (it is a museum not a restaurant) so plan ahead.

Looking forward to returning some day.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank R J
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Lansing, Michigan
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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“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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