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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  • When here last fall, loved it. So many museums. I'm a member of the Cadillac/LaSalle club. I knew their museum was in Michigan, but I was very surprised that it is on the grounds of the Gilmore... 
    When here last fall, loved it. So many museums. I'm a member of the Cadillac/LaSalle club. I knew their museum was in Michigan, but I was very surprised that it is on the grounds of the Gilmore...  more »
  • I visited the Gilmore for the 5th time on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I had the place pretty much to myself as there were very few folks there. Once again, I was super impressed with the museum.....  more
    I visited the Gilmore for the 5th time on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I had the place pretty much to myself as there were very few folks there. Once again, I was super impressed with the museum.....  more »
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  • This is a very nice museum to learn about the history of the American automobile. It spans vehicles from early 1900s, (maybe older) to typically about the 1960s (with some newer things periodically.) I think it is well curated and the people that are there are friendly and knowledgeable, ready to share some neat tidbits that may not be on a plaque. I've bee here multiple times and each time, it still surprises me the beauty and elegance of the older automobiles. They are truly works of art.
  • Gilmore car museum is a very nice place, Staff is wonderful with what they do. Yes, It’s a little expensive but it’s well worth it (in my opinion). Everything is well laid out and explained extremely well! I’ll definitely come back again! Well done!

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