This winter has been brutal, and although it may be
easier to stay at home where it's warm and toasty, we sometimes we
need to force ourselves out of the house. The Chicagoland area
boasts tons on indoor places, but this particularly weekend we were
interested in doing something a bit different. We discovered a
hidden gem up north in Volo, Illinois - The Volo Auto
With antique cars galore and cars from movies, The
Volo Auto Museum is an obvious choice for a fun excursion for car
lovers! But even if you can't tell the difference between a piston
or a cylinder, you don't have to be a car fanatic to enjoy this
museum. There's something for everyone! Here are a few highlights
from our visit:
Tons and tons of cars - some even for sale. It took
a lot of restraint for my husband not to walk out with a car! If
you are in the market for a classic car, this is the place to
Movie lovers will enjoy seeing cars from popular
movies and shows such as "Batman," "The Terminator," "Dick Tracey,"
Knight Rider" and "The Dukes of Hazzard." My husband just about
went crazy when he saw the Deloreon from his favorite movie, "Back
to the Future."
Kids will love the kids section where you can
actually step inside the car from "The Flintstones" and take a fun
picture. You can take in a few kiddie rides for a couple of
My kids had a fun time looking at scenes/cars from
kiddie shows/movies such as "The Cat in the Hat," "Looney Tunes,"
"Dumbo" and of course "Cars!"
If you love finding a good deal, don't miss out on
the Volo Antique Mall where treasures are waiting to be
Getting hungry? Stop by their cute 50s
Or if you don't mind venturing a few minutes away,
there is a great German deli, Koenemann's Sausage Company, where we
could not only pick our favorite meats and sausages, but make our
own sandwiches. Can't go wrong with huge subs for a great
Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys who are officially addicted to traveling and exploring Chicagoland and beyond.
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