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Historic Auto Museum

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Address: 13750 Metric Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073
Phone Number: +1 815-389-7917
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I didn't know a place like this existed in my small town. There is SO much to see here! From old westerns, JFK and other presidential things to cars from Batman, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Roscoe, Illinois
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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I didn't know a place like this existed in my small town. There is SO much to see here! From old westerns, JFK and other presidential things to cars from Batman, the Flintstones, Monster Trucks and even Ghost Busters. A lot to look at!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the best kept secret in the Beloit/South Beloit area. The museum is fascinating to ages from 10 or 12 years old and up. There is a wide variety of displays and something for everyone.

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Beloit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The 3 of us all really enjoyed the museum! Very interesting and a wide variety to please all! Everything from stars, politicians, really worth the admission.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went out of our way to visit here based on reviews and recommendation of roadside America website. Amazing place! Yes, it has autos, including Those belonging to Elvis, Hitler, the Perons and some US Presidents. But there is so much more - music and tv and movie memorabilia, including Gone With the Wind and the bullet riddled car from Bonnie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I went today. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised. I expected several cars (it does say auto in the title) but there was a lot more. There was a lot of older country music memorabilia as well as some Elvis stuff including one of his cars. Some old west artifacts including... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

For the low, low price of $13, you can spend as much time as you want examining room after room of artifacts. Yes, it's called an auto museum, and it does have a vast collection of interesting vehicles. But there are also a couple of random taxidermy displays, a ton of Presidential artifacts, all kinds of costumes (movie, country music),... More 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place is incredible. Not only is it more than you would ever expect, it's well worth the money. We recently took my 90 year old Grandma here, and she was amazed. 95% of the place is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of a couple things that you climb three or four stairs to see. It was amazing to walk... More 

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Rockton, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is not your typical "Classic Car" museum. As the name suggests it is a collection of historic autos. In addition to many U.S. Presidential vehicles it has a number of cars from heads of state including a rare Mercedes that belonged to Hitler. Many autos of T.V. and movie performers as well as recording artists. Who doesn't remember the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were mainly interested in the stock car hall of fame (which was done extremely well), but were also blown away by the rest of the museum. We were expecting 'campy', but it was not. While walking through the various exhibits, we kept saying I can't believe this is here in Roscoe! My favorites were the gangster room and the... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Don't let the $13 admission price scare you of. This place is worth every penny of it. Wow were to start well there are a ton of cars from all era's of time from Hitler to Elvis to a Batmobile to the Sanford n Son truck to cars of President Kennedy and FDR. Great displays with movie props from classics... More 

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