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Wisconsin Auto Museum

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Address: 147 N Rural St, Hartford, WI 53027
Phone Number:
+1 262-673-7999
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Went out of the blue one day...

Went back a few years or so ago and we were pleasantly surprised. Was on a weekday so it was virtually empty. This place was GREAT. Had a really cool train set(one of the biggest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was poorly lighted, many of the areas were quite dark. A nice collection of old cars that most people have never heard of. They also had a nice collection of signs, but of course some were reproduction s. I do not know what I have to pay to see made up stuff.

Thank jaspermunch
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went back a few years or so ago and we were pleasantly surprised. Was on a weekday so it was virtually empty. This place was GREAT. Had a really cool train set(one of the biggest I've seen) REALLY cool old cars and a bit of Wisconsin history thrown in. Also at the time of our visit they had an old... More 

Thank blkdeath75
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Hartford produced cars and trucks, including during WW I, inthe tens of thousands until 1931 and less than 150 known examples exist today! There are 25 of the Kissel Kar in this museum and over 110 vehicles total. Car owners included the likes of Amelia Earhart, Mary Pickford, and Fatty Arbuckle. Also Nash and Hudson vehicles are here. Included in... More 

Thank LakeDOC66
Saint Paul
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great place to visit, worlds largest collection of Kissel cars. Nice railroad display as well, with a large operable steam locomotive.

Thank garyo331
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This museum is dedicated mainly to two unique auto manufacturers; Kissel and Nash. Numerous autos of both marques are on display along with a second floor of vehicles from other manufacturers. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Thank TravelBoy8491
Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hartford's automotive past brought to light with the display of many Kissel cars that were manufactured here. Other noteworthy cars such as more modern racers are also on display.

Thank Janet P
Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We have been wanting to visit this museum for quite some time and finally made the trip. The car collection was amazing and is very interesting. The Lionel train display is wonderful. So much history in this building and the volunteers were very informative and welcoming. A must see for anyone who can appreciate vintage cars.

Thank zepdog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Really nice sized museum for an afternoon visit. We were looking for an afternoon indoor activity as temps in the 90s. could not have had a more enjoyable experience. Helpful staff and lots and lots of cars!!! if you are an auto buff lots of fun

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I tended to get bored because my husband has a much greater interest in old cars than I have. They do have a big collection with many of the vehicles on loan from a private collection, so cars do change over time. The museum is located in the same building as the Schauer Center and inside the lobby two of... More 

Thank DLB555
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I went with a "car nut" friend and even he learned some new things about the cars, both local and international ones.

Thank Johnathan H

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