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Wheels O' Time Museum

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Address: 1710 W Woodside Dr, Dunlap, IL 61525-9571
Phone Number: +1 309-243-9020
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NICE FATHERS DAY DESTINATION

I've driven by this hundreds of times and never really paid attention. Then I saw a short video about it on our local PBS station. We decided to take Dad (75) to visit on Fathers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DiannneDB
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Dunlap, Illinois
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Dunlap, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've driven by this hundreds of times and never really paid attention. Then I saw a short video about it on our local PBS station. We decided to take Dad (75) to visit on Fathers Day. This was really entertaining for all 3 generations present. The antique cars and household items are displayed very well. We loved the trains and... More 

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Algonquin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum houses all kind of wheel drive cars, trains, farm equipment, digging equipment, washing machines, to name a few. Anything that uses a wheel to operate and move the item

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Alliston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

What a great museum, with lots to see and touch, the owners were there to greet us and were very interested in where we came from. They new the people in Nebraska that we were going to visit. This museum is a must visit when in Dunlap

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Springfield Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Lots of hands on items and display pieces. Several buildings. Did not know you needed to bring in some change for some of the display items. nickels, dimes, quarters cant remember if there were penny items or not because we did not take change in. Can ask questions and staff will answer. Will be back with some change

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Thank spell1313
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went to the Wheels O' Time Museum-- so cool! Must be our 4th or more trip, so we walked through to see the new displays. What a sweet surprise to see the Silver Streak (which I forgot was on display-- The Famous 1926 Tin Lizzie of the adventurous Gypsy Coeds of Bradford Illinois) I had to get the book... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I think, it's one of the most exciting local museums, it must be popular with history lovers, families, school kids ... anybody, really. It's fun to walk around the museum. It has thousands of fascinating exhibits and artifacts that give you the very clear sense of history and of how much was done by the previous generations ... and also... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, go. We spent close to three hours enjoying the variety of exhibits in the four buildings & outdoor train track. More than just "wheels," though the scope, restoration, & information about the vintage vehicles was interesting. We were encouraged to "play" with any buttons, levers, or hands-on-materials available. That's one reason WO'T would be entertaining, as well as educational... More 

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Awendaw, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Excellent family fun. Very interesting for all ages,car buffs, train buffs, clocks, old toys, very relaxing fun time for all ages, except toddlers. If you live here, or just passingvthrough. You must see. We took our 9 year old granddaughter. She had a blast.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My type of visit was actually for school but that wasn't an option. Anyways, it reminded me of my grandpa with the old cars and tractors. There was a lot of random historical stuff from Illinois. It was a really good experience with my classmates! My tour guide (Joe) was a great tour guide! All in all, an awesome time!!... More 

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Thank Carly1822
Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Marvelous collection of old cars and trains, but not limited to wheels and transportation. Four buildings include lots of other eclectic stuff, ranging from clocks to steam engines, and from frontier kitchens to unusual machines. Great for kids, with lots of interactive displays and helpful docents. Not all of the buildings are heated, so it's best to go on a... More 

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