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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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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 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... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Lima, Ohio
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Lima, Ohio
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know much about cars, but I DO know the beauty of some of these old classics, and this museum is packed with them! Self-guided tours which you could probably do in under an hour...just some really cool one of a kind amazing cars...well worth a stop!

Thank Porthos7
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

About 50 vehicles in unbelievable condition, almost every Hudson made. Each car has history plaqucard for you to read. Unbelievable dedication to Hudson. It took almost 3 hrs to stop and look at and read about each vehicle. Time just flew by and it was fun. Cost $7 to $8 admission. If you're a car person stop by.

Thank proracegear
Morehead City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Want to see a bunch of Hudson's....lots of different models, in beautiful condition? This is the place. Gorgeous cars lined up one after the other. Even if you aren't an antique car aficionado you can't help but to admire these cars. The style and color are awesome.

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Would not have gone without recommendation of friend, but very glad I did. These Hudsons, dating from 1909 to 1956 are drop dead beautiful and rare. Most of the cars on display have been professionally restored and a few are in good original condition. Our questions were answered by a knowledgeable employee and we were free to photograph and examine... More 

Thank Rod K

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