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Wheels O' Time Museum

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Address: 1710 W Woodside Dr, Dunlap, IL 61525-9571
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+1 309-243-9020
12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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Great musuem right next to Peoria!

This gem of a museum is wonderful! It consists of 4 buildings that you can go into. Old beautifully restored vehicles, firetrucks, trains, clocks, music boxes, many other things... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This gem of a museum is wonderful! It consists of 4 buildings that you can go into. Old beautifully restored vehicles, firetrucks, trains, clocks, music boxes, many other things. If you enjoy the past - this is the place for you! Kids were having a great time - all displays are interactive at their height. The people who volunteer there... More 

1 Thank enjoyslife3
Burr Ridge, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2015

31 club members ranging in age from 23 to 86, along with 2 six year old kids thoroughly enjoyed the displays and hands on experiences at the museum. All "thumbs up" reviews from the members after the 3 hour experience. The diversity of exhibits was both entertaining and educational to a high degree to satisfy all who attended.

Thank Franklin K
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Well... on the first glance you could say "A lot of old items chaotical thrown together" but there is much more to say. We visited with 5 children in the age of 1 to 5 and they had a lot of fun playing with all this things. And yes, you are allowed and even asked to try out which I... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peru, Illinois
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299 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Remembered going here as a kid and they have expanded since then. This place as everything such as antique cars, old tractors, toys, a spirit of st louis replica, train locomotive plus cars, and many more. Many interactive displays for kids as well as adults to enjoy. Staff were very friendly and informative. The locomotive was my favorite and they... More 

1 Thank John W
Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Good place to visit with young ones. Nice collection of all kind of things. I guess the place has enough artifacts to cover a building 3 times its size. Nice experience of old time cars and a train.

Thank Nishant B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This is a one of a kind museum! There is something for everyone! We have been to many car museums, but Wheels has cars displayed we had “never seen before”—for example, a 1916 Glide, or the 1927 Kissel, or the 1893 Duryea. They even have a 1970 Mercedes 600 6-passenger Pullman once owned by Hugh Heffner! The display of antique... More 

Thank alberta h
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165 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

A very fun place to visit and see a lot of antiques; most wheel-related. There was much more to see here than I imagined. I especially liked the interactive exhibits where you could activate and see the workings of many things. Also, the "what is this?" displays were fun. That engages the kids much more than a "look, but don't... More 

1 Thank IA-bolledudes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

The people are friendly, and there are endless displays of various historical artifacts. For kids who have never seen old farm tools, juke boxes, old time radios, organs run by bellows, old school attire, and many antique vehicles, this will ba an engaging visit into the past. A couple of railroad cars and planes top off this huge collection of... More 

1 Thank Hgreene1
Lenox, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

This place is a mix between a museum and old road side attraction. Needless to say, the whole family ages 14, 24 and 50s had fun! Amazing cars on display, fun interactives, and a lot of history! Bring some spare change as a few of the old gadgets do fun things for a quarter, though a vast majority (95%) are... More 

Thank Al J
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was a wheel-der-ful place to visit with lots to look at. There was a special display of the FORD MUSTANG which we really enjoyed. Just a wheel-th of things to look at. Be sure to climb into the train outside and pull the cords for the whistles and horns!

Thank 172nancyj

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