Volo Auto Museum voted No. 1 for family fun

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

(815) 385-3644; brian@volocars.com


Volo Auto Museum voted No. 1 for family fun


VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum has been named No. 1 in the family trip/excursion category of Suburban Family Magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.


“This was no easy feat, as ballots appeared over a four-month period in both Suburban Family Magazine and on our website, www.subfam.com,” Publisher Jim Wolf wrote in a letter to the museum from the Westmont-based magazine. “Winners are being announced in our January and February 2014 issue, which is currently on the street and at our website.”


The Volo Auto Museum, located at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo, features hundreds of classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars, as well as bizarre cars, kiddy rides and even vignette theaters, where visitors can rest their feet and take in a short film.


“This is a great honor,” Museum Director Brian Grams said of the award. “The runners up were the Illinois Railway Museum, Brookfield Zoo, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum (North Freedom, Wis.), the Morton Arboretum, Blackberry Farms of Aurora, and Starved Rock State Park. So that’s some pretty impressive company.”


Founded in 1960, the Volo Auto Museum has wowed and entertained visitors for 54 years. Far from a summer-only, primarily outdoor attraction, the Volo Auto Museum features year-round fun in climate-controlled surroundings brimming with big-block engines, gleaming chrome and fascinating history.


The museum also is home to an extensive collection of military machinery and memorabilia from the Civil War through current conflicts.


“A trip to the Volo Auto Museum is fun, exciting and educational,” Grams said. “Parents and grandparents enjoy reminiscing about cars they owned in their youth, while kids are steeped in history. We are proud to be recognized as the No. 1 spot in our region to enjoy a fun and memorable family outing.”


Particularly kid-friendly is the Cars in Wonderland exhibit, opened in 2013. It features numerous Hollywood and other cars displayed against a backdrop of Disney and Looney Toons dioramas. Additionally, food and drink are available at the ’50s-themed Betty Boop Burger Bar where, now through the end of March, if it’s 32 degrees or colder outside, each paid admission comes with a free hot cider or coffee.


So make today memorable. Pack up the family and head to the Volo Auto Museum, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $13.95 for adults, $8.95 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. For other information, visit volocars.com, call (815) 385-3644 or find Volo Auto Museum on Facebook.



Cynthia Wolf
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