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Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

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Address: 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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+1 260-768-3021

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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We weren't expecting much when we visited , but man we were wrong, this place was awesome ! A must see .

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't expecting much when we visited , but man we were wrong, this place was awesome ! A must see .

Thank MaryAnn B
Kernersville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located just past the center of town on the main street. It is easy to find. Admission is inexpensive. There are approximately 50 cars from Mr. Hostettler's collection and all are in pristine condition ranging from the beginning of the make to the end in 1957. There is a write up on each car describing the features... More 

Thank Tim K
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Shipshewana many times, but this is the first time to the Hudson museum. Had a great time seeing and reading about the company and each vehicle from 1909 to 1955. I was impressed by the collection which showed the early transition from average to luxury vehicles, how big and inexpensive the early cars were, and the styling... More 

Thank Ron D
Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The museum has an extensive collection of beautiful Hudsons. If you enjoy old cars, this is worth a visit.

Thank Heiselmom
Lima, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have been to the Event Center before, but never checked this place out before. This time we got there early so we checked this place out WOW, will go back if we get the opportunity.

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Stroh, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I never remembered a Hudson vehicle so was very impressed with the collection of vehicles in this museum. They were beautiful classy vehicle.

Thank Susan R
Carmel, Indiana
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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.

Thank Jim S
Pell City
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank edg23
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Reviewed 18 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

Thank jima800
Shelbyville, Indiana
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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.

Thank kmfn73

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