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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 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Like Walking Back in Time

Great museum and well kept up to date overs its 35 years of operation. Displays well labeled, with several "What is This" picture display with multiple choice answers. Several... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
East Peoria, Illinois
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East Peoria, Illinois
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum and well kept up to date overs its 35 years of operation. Displays well labeled, with several "What is This" picture display with multiple choice answers. Several music boxes throughout the museum that you can also play. Great, leisurely tour.

Thank D R
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The museum is nice and offers exhibits you won't see anywhere else...While it may not be "fancy" it is a good time and one of the brighter spots in the area to visit... My family would rather visit here then the atrocity the City of Peoria calls a Museum on the riverfront, but that's another review. If you are in... More 

Thank Toddsbc383
Peoria, Illinois
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This Museum has a little bit of everything. This is a must see when in the area. Great for all ages,not your typical Museum.

Thank rather-be-camping911
Dunlap, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed November 22, 2016

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 

Thank DiannneDB
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131 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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

Thank Redrosebud2014
Alliston, Canada
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162 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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

Thank Buicklover
Springfield Il
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Thank spell1313
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Allison H
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249 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

Thank irina g
Fishers, Indiana
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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