Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon to the Volo Auto Museum in Volo. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get admission to the Volo Auto Museum (up to a $9.95 value).
- For $6, you get admission to the Volo Auto Museum and the Cruise-In Auto Show, held every Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (up to an $11.90 value).
The Volo Auto Museum tickles the brain's auto centers with a massive collection of more than 200 collector cars and 100 famous Hollywood autos. A diverse selection of regular attractions is sure to set the wheels in motion for a full day of auto-themed intrigue, such as the Military Experience, which beams vintage motorcycles, cars, trucks, and weaponry into the present for modern perusal. The TV & Movie Car Collection rolls off the screen and onto the showroom floor to entice guests with cars featured in film and television hits, such as a vintage Batmobile, the General Lee, Knight Rider's KITT, and the be-feathered diva streetcar that stars in A Streetcar Named Desire. With dozens more displays, including kids' attractions, vintage cars, and multiple antique malls, the Volo Auto Museum caters to inner children and outer children of any age.
Every Sunday, the Cruise-In Auto Show storms onto museum grounds to showcase steeds, including sports cars and muscle cars, available for either sale or ogling (admission is a $1.95 value with museum admission). Meanwhile, live music wafts across the car-filled air, and a beer garden displays the year's bountiful brew harvest, available for additional purchase.
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.
27582 Volo Village Rd.
Volo, Illinois 60073Get Directions