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Gilmore Car Museum

6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
+1 269-671-5089
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Fantastic Car Museum!

This museum is a step above other car museums I have visited. They have just the right amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
shadowfax8
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Muskegon, Michigan
One of the Best Car Museums

I have been to some of the best car museums in the Midwest including the Auburn, Studebaker, and... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Michael F
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Waterford, Michigan
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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)
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6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060-9788
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This museum is a step above other car museums I have visited. They have just the right amount of cars in each exhibit, they stage them well, no ropes, and a nice bit of history about each one. Each room is an era and is...More

Thank shadowfax8
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to some of the best car museums in the Midwest including the Auburn, Studebaker, and Greenfield Village. The Gilmore was better with more fantastic vehicles and periodic buildings on acres of land to walk. A must see! Take your time and plan...More

2  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I am not a car person, but really enjoyed seeing the cars on display at this museum. There are vehicles that example the classics, are of historical significance, and those that have belonged to the famous. We went for their 1st ever New Year’s Eve...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My best friend took me to here. This place was incredible! There were hundreds of cars spanning from the late 1800's to the 1970's spread out in several buildings on a 90-acre campus. We spent at least 4 hours and barely saw everything. There was...More

2  Thank hanahwy
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is the place to go if your a car enthusiast. The place/compound was larger than i thought it was going to be. There are several sheds onsite apart from the main lobby area and they all have different vintage/year cars in each (eg -...More

1  Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I visited the GIlmore Car Museum in October 2017 and the museum was absolutely amazing. I got there in the afternoon and I wish I got there earlier because it was amazing all the types of cars they have on display at this museum. My...More

1  Thank SETraveler2012
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is an incredible place with cars from almost every decade of the industry's history from the 1890s through the 1970s. Cars for the most part are way more accessible that in many other museums and most have pen windows so you can easily see...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are anywhere near Kalamazoo or Battle Creek Michigan, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this exceptional treasure, if you love cars and American history.. This is a great experience.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

If I could give this place more stars I would. We have wanted to visit since seeing this place featured on My Classic Car. It was amazing! We arrived just before 9:00 and waited in the car to enter as soon as they opened. We...More

3  Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A friend recommended we stop on our way home from Grand Rapids to Indiana. What a fabulous place! It's hard to explain, capture and tell someone just how fabulous this place really is. Kind of out in the middle of nowhere just adds to the...More

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travelmanMichigan
18 March 2018|
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Response from garbo63 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how much you like cars. Any where from a couple hours to half a day. Just depends on you.
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jangbe
23 February 2018|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
I see you have an answer already but I wanted you to know that the place is really awesome if you like beautiful old cars. We took our grandsons that are 6 and 9 years old. The 9 year old enjoyed it but the 6 year old got... More
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Hoosier_traveler87
25 March 2017|
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Response from Kzoopera | Reviewed this property |
The closest nice hotels are Comfort in in Plainwell and Quality Inn in Battle Creek. Both are about 15 miles away.
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