A haunted house is born from a past tragedy, be it a grisly murder, a mysterious disappearance, or a long-forgotten bologna sandwich buried beneath the floorboards. Sign on for a spooky tour of an eerily cursed residence with today's Groupon for a haunted trolley tour and admission to the Volo Auto Museum. Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday. Choose from the following options:
- For $13, you get a haunted trolley tour (up to an $8 value) and museum admission for two (up to a $19.90 value; up to a $27.90 total value).
- For $25, you get a haunted trolley tour (up to a $16 value) and museum admission for four (up to a $39.80 value; up to a $55.80 total value).
- For $36, you get a haunted trolley tour (up to a $24 value) and museum admission for six (up to a $59.70 value; up to an $83.70 total value).
- For $45, you get a haunted trolley tour (up to a $32 value) and museum admission for eight (up to a $79.60 value; up to a $111.60 total value).
The staff at Volo Auto Museum entertains guests with 30 acres of rare and famous cars sprawled across five showrooms and raises goose bumps with spooky, one-hour trolley rides. Guests step aboard a 1915 Victorian-style trolley for a chilling history lesson about the museum’s haunted grounds tapped out in Morse code via popsicle sticks. Inside the Treasures of the Vault, the tour’s first stop, guests view a pristine collection of rides owned by the rich and famous before heading to the Volo barn, which was built in 1862. From phantom footsteps to shadowy forms, the Discovery Channel examined the claims of paranormal activity at the barn in an episode of Ghost Lab. As you step across the threshold, the whoosh of cold air across your neck could be a draft, the passing ghost of a young soldier killed in the Civil War, or the haunting of an irate refrigerator left open.
Back at the museum, guests can recover from frightly sights with a self-guided tour of authentic cars, such as the Batmobile and General Lee, seen on TV and in movies, as well as child-charming favorites including Spongebob’s Boatmobile, Lightning McQueen, and the Emperor's Invisible Van. Become a part of battle-scene reenactments with the thunderous sound effects and real vehicles of the museum’s military exhibit, complete with relics from Saddam Hussein’s palace and artifacts from wars throughout America’s history.
Volo Auto Museum
In 1848, dairy cows grazed on the 30 acres that now host the Volo Auto Museum’s five showrooms. The mooing of heifers has given way to the imaginary roar of 200 collector cars and 100 gleaming autos that once graced movie and television sets—including a Batmobile from the 1966 TV series, a Herbie from the latest movie, and one of the first General Lees. After ogling the television and movie collection, guests can wander among vintage and antique vehicles and reminisce about the days when we still had to go places in person.
Nearby, the military exhibit’s realistic scenery surrounds vehicles ranging from a WWII BMW motorcycle with sidecar to a 1967 Bell helicopter shot down in Vietnam. After examining older artillery and artifacts, visitors can gaze at cases holding items retrieved from Saddam Hussein’s palace and from captured Iraqi soldiers. Those below driving age can explore kids’ attractions, including SpongeBob’s boatmobile.
Guests traverse the vast showrooms on foot or via a 1915, Victorian-style trolley, free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Trolley tours begin by exploring autos that used to be stabled by the rich and famous alongside their unicorns. They then venture into the old dairy farm’s 19th-century barn, where activity by Civil War ghosts has drawn investigators from the Discover Channel’s Ghost Lab. Before leaving, visitors can refuel with an Angus-beef patty at the Betty Boop Burger Bar and Beer Garden or drop into four antique malls.
This makes for a fun day with a group of people. Bring a camera, on top of amazing street cars, the Hollywood Auto Collection is also very cool.J M., Yelp, 2/20/11
27582 Volo Village Rd.
Volo, Illinois 60073Get Directions