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Volo Auto Museum

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Address: 27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073-9613
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+1 815-385-3644
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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I've been going to Volo for over 30 years. I wish so much I would have purchased the lifetime pass 20 years ago but oh well. I buy the family pass yearly and have been taking my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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McHenry, United States
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McHenry, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Volo for over 30 years. I wish so much I would have purchased the lifetime pass 20 years ago but oh well. I buy the family pass yearly and have been taking my children and now my grand children at least monthly if not more often. My wife loves the antique dealers but my passion is... More 

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Thank Dann I
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! "Where do you find these things" is one of our most asked questions. There is no silver bullet, it takes a lot of searching. We actually have a TV show coming out on the History Channel called 'Volo, House of Cars' that will focus on our "treasure hunts". More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited right after Christmas, and drove almost 90 minutes to visit. As a relative brought us, I was not expecting the $15 / adult and $9 / kid price. But since we had driven so far, we sucked it up and paid. Three plus hours later, I admit I got my money's worth! I think it would be a... More 

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1 Thank James W
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. With our name "Volo Auto Museum", many people expect to see nothing but cars. But we are a family business with many different tastes and it come though in our business by being able to then provide a wide variety of stuff to see. We have 3 generations from ages 8 - 67 that... More 

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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like cars and other vintage rides you are on the right track here. They have hundreds of cars and motor vehicles on display and many are even for sale. The collection spans over all decades and is probably 80% US models. Very nice inscenations of movie cars etc. But very cramped for good pictures.

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Thank Markus T
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We do use every square inch of the place which provides tons of stuff to see! More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great get together with guy car nut guys. Well put together displays with informative videos on the different exhibits. Especially liked the military display.

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volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are constantly expanding, adding new displays and improving old ones so there will always be something new on future visits. More 

Dallas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The place is great to go see if you like cars. There are all types of cars, trucks, bikes, and boat motors to see. They have a substantial number of cars that they are selling that make up the collection plus the cars they own. My favorite was to see the Dussenbergs. Wow, what classic American cars. You will never... More 

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volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review! More 

Round Lake Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Look on the website for weekend festivals. People bring their own old cars, guests can take a tour of the museum and grounds. Kids can run around. It's a happy atmosphere. The TV/Movie cars will please grade school kids. Many restored cars are for sale, but guests are not allowed to touch. Enthusiasts could easily spend an hour or more... More 

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volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and the good advice for people. We often have special events and it is a great way to get an added bonus to your visit. More 

Illinois
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Have heard of this museum but never took the time to stop. Will definitely make the effort to go back. Maybe the next time I will take a driver so I can take one of the vehicles home with me - some are for sale!

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Thank BAK46
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

I'm also glad you took the effort! Thank you! Things are always changing. Soon we'll be adding the Batmobile Tumbler! More 

Joliet, Illinois
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of average old cars, many for sale. Most are not "museum quality". The TV/ movie cars are average replicas. BTW, their 1966 Batmobile is NOT a "Barris original" as the museum claims repeatedly, even on this site. It is an older replica made in Canada by a guy named Don Currie. Barris was the king of BS'ers, and he... More 

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Thank Bill D
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving the review and I respect your opinions, however I do have to address the incorrect info you posted here. Our Batmobile is NOT a Don Currie "Anti Crime Roadster", we did have a Currie "Anti Crime Roadster", not "Batmobile" (Batmobile is a trademarked name) many years ago but sold the car when we got the Barris... More 

Des Plaines
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love the audio you stand under a cone like devise and hear the theme song of the movie also they have movies about the cars! Great little restaurant for hot dogs and pizza. The cars for sale are out of this world very vintage. Bring your camera because you'll probably have never seen such beautiful cars. Great family place... More 

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Thank Janie S
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great and detailed review! Those speakers are a great asset, the showrooms used to be filled with noise pollution until we discovered the sound domes which direct the sound to the specific display. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is our second time at Volo. The first time I walked around and looked at the cars with him. I must admit that it was interesting. This visit I decided to shop at the antique malls. Large selection of items. There is a place to grab a snack on the property. Something for everyone.

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Thank Beverly T
volobrian, Owner at Volo Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We do aim to have something for everyone, not just car lovers. More 

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