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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Simpy a MUST! Hidden GEM!

This is an unbelievable collection of cars. This museum is a hidden gem. The staff is amazingly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Meg B
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Wonderful stop on the way to Louisville!

Incredible collection of cars with wonderful and friendly staff. A must for any car enthusiast or... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Birmingham, Alabama
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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...more
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1100 N Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2534
+1 270-765-2181
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an unbelievable collection of cars. This museum is a hidden gem. The staff is amazingly informative and very friendly. You will enjoy this museum even if you are not a car fanatic! The history under one roof is very surprising. I am sure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meg B
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Incredible collection of cars with wonderful and friendly staff. A must for any car enthusiast or 20th Century person!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bsbr00ks
Reviewed 5 November 2018

There aren't words to describe this jewel. Everyone needs to go and admire this collection. Sure wished there was a book loaded with high quality photos on this.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chris07362
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We literally stumbled onto the Swope Car Museum as we aimlessly traveled seeing sights recently. The car collection that Mr Swope amassed is a sight to behold; beautiful cars from the early years thru the 60's. All in immaculate original or restored condition; the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ADAMcomputer
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is much more than just a building full of cars. It is one of the most interesting, eclectic car collections I have ever seen. Many of them have make and model history and ownership stories to go along with the displays. It feels like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MGFedorko
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We have taken friends and family here so many times and everyone enjoys it. Informative and friendly staff. Free and very nice facility.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We saw a sign for this place and then I checked it out on Yelp. So we decided to check it out. What a hidden treasure! Mr Swope owned many antique cars and now they are on display. They have 60 cars from the 1900’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jeanine L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great cars. Great personnel. Fine personal taste translated into displays worthy of a much larger museim

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TomBardstownKentucky
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We could not believe the collection and time spent to have writeups about each car and the family. A favorite of most was the Hudson, Rolls Royces and Packards.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MipoView
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A great collection of cars, including a large number of Packards, and it was all free. If you are into antique/classic cars, this is a must see. The cars are not your typical museum exhibits in that they are all fully operational. If you're in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 20rogerb
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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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Response from NHTraveler1312 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think you would have a problem, well worth a visit..