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Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners

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The Gilmore Car Museum is an automobile museum located in Hickory Corners, Michigan, United States. The museum exhibits over 400 vintage and collector vehicles and motorcycles from all eras in several vintage buildings located on a 90-acre campus. The museum claims to be the largest automobile museum in North America. It is part of the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
The museum opened in 1966 exhibiting the car collection of Donald S. Gilmore, a local businessman. Today, its collection consists of over 500 vehicles, including an 1899 Locomobile Steam Car and a 1930 Rolls-Royce prop car used in the 1967 film The Gnome-Mobile. The museum also claims to have the largest display of automotive mascots and name badges in North America. The campus includes a 1941 Blue Moon Diner and a replica 1930s Shell fuel station.
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  • Visited the Gilmore Car Museum on Model A Days in September 2022 since I own 2 of them and it was wonderful as are all of the museums of different cars. A must see for anyone interested in classic... 
    Visited the Gilmore Car Museum on Model A Days in September 2022 since I own 2 of them and it was wonderful as are all of the museums of different cars. A must see for anyone interested in classic...  more »
  • If this is one of the top five car museums in the country I want to see the other four! This place is fantastic. The best part might be the "story" about each car which is prominently displayed by....  more
    If this is one of the top five car museums in the country I want to see the other four! This place is fantastic. The best part might be the "story" about each car which is prominently displayed by....  more »
  • Three good friends and I make an annual "Guys' Trip" and this year, in part, it took us to the Gilmore Car Museum. Without question, we were blown away by it. It was amazing! The variety of... 
    Three good friends and I make an annual "Guys' Trip" and this year, in part, it took us to the Gilmore Car Museum. Without question, we were blown away by it. It was amazing! The variety of...  more »
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  • We loved the museum! The staff was so nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. The museum's display of cars is both beautiful and extensive. The buildings and barns that hold the cars are beautiful and well maintained. Our 8 yr old enjoyed the interactive activities located throughout the museum. We've visited a few auto museums, and the Gilmore is definitely one of our favorites.
  • This place is a bit of heaven on earth. I have been 4 or 5 times and it is always wonderful. People are friendly, the exhibits are amazing and the cars are happy...you can tell, because they are well cared for. Wednesday night cruise-ins draw hundreds of local cars. Everyone is having so much fun that cell phones are forgotten. People are taken to a place and time were they can learn and reconnect with history and each other.. Go any chance you get!
  • Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners is one of the BEST vintage and collector car museums we have ever visited. This museum contains over 400 vintage and collector cars and is spread out over a large area somewhat like 90 acres so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk. The museum was not crowded and you can get up close and personal to these vehicles. This is truly a hidden gem of Michigan and even if you do not like cars, it is a fun place to visit.
  • Very nice museum with a wide range of vehicles. The property is huge and the events they have all year mean you can see new things each time you go. The price is not bad. Bathrooms are nice and staff are knowledgable and friendly. $16 for adult, $11 for 11-17 and 10 and under free. Free wheel chairs and some electric scooters available.
  • If you love old Cars this is the place! This Museum has a great layout for displays. Several buildings featuring different brands. Consider visiting with your car buffs. Make sure to visit the dinner for great fresh baked pie alamode. Consider a buying a membership for multi year visits.

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