What Is the Volo Auto Museum?


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The Volo Auto Museum was established in 1960 by the Grams family to house an exhibit of collectors' automobiles, according to Wikipedia.org. Located in Volo, Illinois, fifty miles north of Chicago, the museum has grown into a tourist attraction and continues as a dealer of collector cars. Volocars.com states that three hundred of the displayed vehicles are available for sale. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Volo Museum's exhibits contain vintage and modern classics with the focus on American cars from 1950 to1980. TV and movie cars, bizarre cars, and cars previously owned by the rich and famous are featured. An Armed Forces exhibit was added in the late 2000s and, according to Volocars.com, two new exhibits are under development, Evolution of Travel Lodging and Train Rides, as of 2015.

Additional diverse exhibits target all ages and interests from cartoons, Disney and Warner Brothers' characters, and kiddie rides to vintage snowmobiles, scooters, and boats. A unique opportunity is rentals of famous Hollywood cars by the day or longer for display at special events. Some of the Hollywood originals and replicas available are: KITT from "Knight Rider," the Bluesmobile from the "Blues Brothers," a replica DeLorean from "Back to the Future" and the Batmobile of TV's "Batman."

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