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Wheels O' Time Museum

11923 N Knoxville Ave., P O Box 9636, Peoria, IL 61612
309-243-9020
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Peoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

So much to see, listen to and interact with. My wife and I spent almost 3 hours and came away thinking it was one of the best museums anywhere. Just a very fun time from a calliope to cars to clocks to many informative and interesting devices and loads of information.

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I were in Peoria and only had a few hours to visit attractions. We chose Wheels O' Time and loved it!! Worth the admission price. Lots of colorful, well marked displays. Buttons to push and wheels to turn made it especially fun. I can see where families with kids would enjoy this museum. Very friendly and knowledgeable... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Today my boys and I took my father to the Wheels O' Time Museum on the outskirts of Peoria. We had a wonderful visit. My boys ran ahead and ran back as they were on sensory overload like at any museum. My dad would stop and look at items and if we (or I, if the boys were running ahead)... More

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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This museum offered a wide range of exhibits including some really unique vintage cars and many interactive exhibits which allow you to see how old machines work. I was pleasantly surprised with how interesting this museum was. My family and I spent about 3 hours looking at everything that was exhibited. The staff were very enthusiastic and helpful.

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Definitely worth stopping in to see a varied collection, including mechanized toy displays, old scenes depicted well and of course methods of transportation. Great place without the amount to look at being overwhelming. We spent 2-3 hours there and felt doing so was well worth it.

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Central Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For the whole family. Grandparents reminisce, younger ones explore. Something for everyone. Skeptics, go, it's good

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East Peoria, Illinois
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Wheels O’ Time Museum is a lot of fun! You will find several buildings full of vintage cars, firefighting equipment and unique collections. We found it to be a great outing for a family of mixed older and younger folks. The older family members found their memories jogged by the old time kitchens and toy displays so we heard family... More

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Peoria, IL
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've been taking my kids to the Wheels O Time museum for a few years now, and we love it every time. There are lots of buttons for little hands to push, and adults interested in the history of the last century will have plenty to look at. The volunteers working at the museum have a wealth of knowledge that... More

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Peoria, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I recently attended a Peoria Chamber Ambassador meeting at the museum and after the meeting we were invited to tour the facilities. I was so impressed! There are so many interesting things to see....I can't wait to go back and spend some more time exploring. It's not all cars and trains...there is something for everyone, and for all ages. I... More

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Downstate Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have been here several times. If you like old cars, old clocks, or anything associated with the first 1/2 of the 20th century, you will like this place. They have many old cars from the turn of the century up into the1960s. Some are rare and many have historical significance. They also have many many other items. There is... More

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