We're More Than Cars
33+ Unique Exhibits
During your visit to the Volo Auto Museum, you’ll see more than cars. You’ll discover thousands of Mechanical Marvels from the first motorcycle to a self-playing orchestra. Whether you’re taking a stroll down memory lane or experiencing these vintage artifacts for the first time, our 33 exhibits will leave you in awe.
Find everything here you need to know to plan your visit including hours, directions, purchase tickets and more.
The Volo Auto Museum?
Are you searching for a fun, family-friendly museum to visit in Illinois? Picture this: spending the day at a unique attraction that offers something for every member of your family or group.
With more than 33 awe-inspiring exhibits, we're willing to bet that the Volo Auto Museum is the most entertaining museum near Chicago.
We're not just a classic car museum in Illinois — we're a family owned, family-friendly destination. We welcome visitors of all ages to experience the unique wonders that can only be found at the Volo Auto Museum.
Whether you're visiting solo or coming with your family or a group, you can buy tickets online, submit our contact form, or call 815-385-3644. Or you can sign up for one of our memberships to enjoy a year of free museum admission plus many other exciting benefits.
Our Wide Range of Attractions
The Volo Auto Museum is situated on 35 beautifully groomed acres and is one of the most unique auto museums in Illinois, as well as the entire country. The heart of our family owned and operated museum is Volo Auto Sales, which has one of the most respected names in the industry. Wander our auto showrooms and marvel at the iconic classic and muscle cars, and even original cars from movies and TV.
But we're more than just cars. We're a place where the past comes to life. From a self-playing orchestra to a Disney gallery, our vast collection of pop culture and Americana artifacts offers visitors a stroll down memory lane and the chance to make new memories.
Thousands of mechanical marvels are waiting to be explored — but that's not all that draws 250,000 visitors to the Volo Auto Museum every year. Hop aboard our seasonal train tours and hear about the history of our classic auto museum while you take a ride around the property. Stroll through the village and see an 1885 train caboose and a 1949 motorhome. Then enjoy lunch and a show at Show Biz Pizza.
There are always special events happening at the museum, from new exhibitions to bus tours and more. Check out our calendar for upcoming events you won't want to miss.
Plan Your Family Trip
Planning a family or group trip to the Volo Auto Museum is exciting. There's so much to see and do, and you may wonder if you'll have time for everything. We recommend spending anywhere between 1 1/2 hours to five hours with us, but each visitor is different. You can plan an entire day to explore all the museum has to offer, or carve out a few hours on the weekend and let our most popular exhibits inspire you.
Here are a few must-know details as you're planning your visit:
- Hours: The Volo Auto Museum is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm.
- Location: Just 50 miles north of Chicago, getting here is easy via a Metra train ride from the city. Cab service to Volo is available at the Fox Lake train station.
- General Admission: Costs for admission are $15 for adults, $9 for children ages five to 12, $13 for seniors, and $12 for veterans and military with ID. Children under five and military in uniform receive free admission.
- Handicap Accessibility: Most of the museum is wheelchair-accessible. Handicap restrooms are located throughout the property.
- More Questions? Check out our FAQs.