Volo Auto Museum
Take a walk through automobile history at the Volo Auto Museum, where classic cars and a self-playing orchestra bring the past to life. Marvel at muscle cars on the way to the pop culture exhibits, and don’t miss the country’s largest collection of original Hollywood movie and TV cars.
Just north of Chicago on 35-acre (14-hectare) grounds, the Volo Auto Museum makes an ideal stop on a road trip, motorcycle tour, or family vacation. With an array of historic, educational, and entertaining exhibits featuring around 300 cars, the museum has something for everyone. After checking out the cars, take a haunted trolley tour, lunch in a Betty Boop–themed diner, or shop in antique malls.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Volo Auto Museum is a must for automobile enthusiasts, history buffs, and pop culture lovers.
The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
Children under age 5 and military personnel in uniform get free admission.
The museum buys and sells classic cars.
How to Get There
Located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago, the museum is easily reached by car or train. If you’re driving, take I-90 West to US 12 West, then turn left on IL-120 West—the museum is on your right. Or, take a Metra train from the city and get off at Fox Lake station, then hop in a taxi to Volo.
When to Get There
The Volo Auto Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm. View the museum’s website for information about charity rides, costume nights, and holiday-themed activities.
Kid-Friendly Attractions at Volo
Don’t leave the kids behind. At Volo, they’ll enjoy colorful antique rides, vintage scooters, Disney galleries, and Hollywood favorites such as the Cat in the Hat’s car, the Flintmobile, and Barbie’s pink convertible. Plus, the museum grounds have three playgrounds, as well as mini train cars to play in while waiting for a train tour of the property.
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