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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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A Real Treasure!

For anyone traveling through Kentucky, you must take the time to visit Swope's Cars of Yesteryear... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2013
Susie S
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Oxford Ohio, United States
Wonderful collection

Stopped by in early Nov 12, and am glad I did. The collection is very well presented, and they are... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2012
Matt S
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Tampa, Florida
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"... a wonderful collection, and it's FREE! Thank you" a recent visitor. The Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900's to the 1960's in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. After years of planning and nine months of construction, Swope`s Cars of Yesteryear opened in May 1999. The collection consists of sixty magnificent machines of the past, all museum quality. These are exciting automobiles that stir memories of long ago days when motoring was a fun-filled adventure. Our museum allows car fans and collectors to admire the progression of automobiles over time. Our collection includes antique cars like the 1914 Model T and the 1925 Pierce Arrow to classics like the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1956 Thunderbird.
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1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

For anyone traveling through Kentucky, you must take the time to visit Swope's Cars of Yesteryear in Elizabethtown KY. A great place for anyone of any age to visit and explore. Linda was my tour hostess yesterday and she entertained everyone with her stories about...More

1  Thank Susie S
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Stopped by in early Nov 12, and am glad I did. The collection is very well presented, and they are all in stunning condition. Mostly pre 1940. I especially liked the couple of completely unrestored cars in the collection - always great to see how...More

1  Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Wow, if cars could talk! Beautifully restored or original autos, from horseless carriages to the muscle cars of the 70s, are displayed with great care for all to see at no cost. Each is accompanied with information about its history, use, price, etc. Our teens...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Mr. and Mrs. F. William Swope were our guides on this tour and two of the finest people I have ever met. Mr. Swope's knowledge of the cars in his collection is phenomenal and and his presentation is so down to earth. The presentation of...More

1  Thank Stan A
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Museums are so somber. I think that's their nature, but I prefer more action. It was nice to see the fancy old cars and the not-so-fancy ones that played such an important role in our society's history.

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Thanks to the Swope family for sharing these wonderful vintage autos with the public. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and it is self guided with as much time as you desire to ready any info provided however there was a very pleasant lady available to...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Even having visited many auto museums over the years, I was blown away by the quality of this collection. All the vehicles are restored masterfully and represent an interesting cross section of makes and vintages. The hostess on duty was delightful and full of great...More

Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Traveled from Louisville to Elizabethtown especiall to go to the the Swope's Cars of Yesterday Museum. The cars were amazing and the staff was very knowledagble about the autos on display. It was well worth the trip and exxtra special that there was no charge.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I visited Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum today with my husband. We were in awe of the beautiful preservation of these cars and the museum was free. The display was well done and the attendant was pleasant, funny, and knowlegeable of the auto features and...More

1  Thank Sheila R
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Awesome collection of cars spanning a range of decade's, cars are in prestine condition. It's hard to believe they don't charge any admission. Staff were wonderful, Bill Swope happened to be there when we were there and was sharing stories about each of the cars....More

1  Thank stampinjane
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americanchick2018
14 March 2018|
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Response from kodiak72 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your level of interest. 10 minutes if just walking through or a good hour or more if really interested.
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Mary R
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Response from ahcanupp | Reviewed this property |
Free!!
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Helen S
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Response from NHTraveler1312 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think you would have a problem, well worth a visit..
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