Antique cars have become an expensive hobby, much like collecting sports memorabilia, paintings of historical figures, or limited edition Barbie dolls made of solid gold. Dig up glimpses of the past with today's Groupon: for $17, you get family admission for two adults (a $20 value) and two children (a $14 value) to Steamin' Days (a $34 total value) at Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve. Admission for children under 2 is free. Choose from the following events and dates:
• "Victorian Lawn Party" on Sunday, July 17, at noon.
• "Old Time Autos" on Sunday, August 14, at noon.
• "Trains, Trains, Trains!" on Saturday, September 3 or Sunday, September 4, both days at noon.
• "Goblins, Ghosts & Ghouls" on Saturday, October 22 or Sunday, October 23, both days at noon.
Marshall Steam Museum educates patrons about American lifestyles at the advent of the automotive age, showcasing historic steam-operated technology during its Steamin' Day events. Partake in summer pastimes of yore at the "Victorian Lawn Party," or peruse innovative conveyances and locomotives with detailed displays, photos, and artifacts at the "Old Time Autos" and "Trains, Trains, Trains!" events. Guests can don quirky guises and hitch a ride on the Auburn Valley Ghost Train as it weaves through spooky spectacles during "Goblins, Ghosts & Ghouls."
Marshall Steam Museum also offers visitors the chance to ride in antique buggies and a miniature coal-fired steam train. Tour the Museum's expansive collection of autos, including a 1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905, and refuel afterward with freshly popped kernels from a vintage popcorn maker.