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Things to do When it's Rainy in Chicago - Indoor Activities

Posted on 2019-08-14

If it's raining outside, you might want to curl up under a blanket and spend a day inside. But, if you're feeling restless and are looking for things to do in Chicago when it's raining, you'll be happy to know there are many options available for you to do indoors. Best Indoor Things to Do in or Near Chicago When you start wondering what to do on a rainy Chicago day, you have a lot of options to choose from. We know that, sometimes, too many options can make it impossible to choose. To help you narrow down your options, we've compiled ou...

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Museum Under Attack for Racist Display

Posted on 2019-08-12

Museum under attack for ‘racist’ display VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum is taking heat for a display that includes model cars, a kiddie ride and a model-inspired, helmet-capped, full-size car that has some visitors up in arms over alleged Nazi ties. “So many people associate our Red Baron items with the Nazis simply because they are German,” said Brian Grams, museum director, referring to a few of the exhibits in Showroom 4. “We’ve had comments on Facebook, in emails and even in Google reviews that these items are offensive. We’ve had visi...

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Trump Cadillac Limousine - The Famous Trump Limo

Posted on 2019-07-22

A PROUD collector is an owner of one of the world’s rarest cars – a special ‘Trump Edition’ Cadillac, designed to be the ‘world’s most luxurious limo’.   In 1987 Cadillac and Donald Trump partnered on the idea of offering a "Trump Edition" limousine. The aim was to produce the world's most luxurious limo with specialists Dillinger Coachwork as the chosen coach-builder. Their plan was to build 50 examples each of two slightly different models; The Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series.   Both featured an electronic bar, three...

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Famous Movie Cars - What Are The Most Famous Cars?

Volo Posted on 2019-07-19

What's one thing that some of the most iconic movies and TV shows have in common? Awesome cars! Queue up any classic series or film and you're almost guaranteed to see a unique car cruise across your screen. From the Munster Koach from The Munsters and original George Barris Batmobile from the live-action Batman series to models from newer films like the 1934 Ford from Rush Hour 3 and the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport from Fast and Furious 5, we can't get enough of these legendary rides. Our team at The Volo Auto Museum absolutely l...

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Fun Things To Do In Chicago During The Summer

Posted on 2019-06-26

Chicago is a unique American city, boasting a storied history, a lively art and music scene and tons of attractions for people of all ages. Whether you're looking for something to do with your whole family or are visiting the city with some of your friends, you might be surprised about some of the things that you can do in Chicago this summer. To help you figure out what you want to do, we've put together the definitive list on what you should check out while you're in the Windy City. Family-Friendly Activities 1. Visit the Boardwalk at Na...

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Vintage Herschell merry-go-round, music hall under construction at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-06-10

  What’s spinning into fruition this summer at the Volo Auto Museum is sure to spur the excitement of carousel fans of all ages. In late winter, the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road became home to a 1920s Allan Herschell Co. merry-go-round. Or, more accurately, it became home to the thousands of individual parts that — once each is painstakingly restored — will be reassembled as the central focus of a new music and carousel hall. Already the building that will house the exhibit is under construction on the museum grounds. And freshly...

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Volo Auto Museum kicks off summer with boat exhibit, bus tours and more

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-05-20

    VOLO — A triple treat is in store for Volo Auto Museum visitors this Memorial Day weekend.    The unofficial launch of summer also is the official museum launch of an all-new 1950s-era, auto-design-inspired boats exhibit, the kickoff weekend for seasonal narrated bus tours, and the opening weekend for the museum’s certifiably creepy Crime and Punishment hall.   Nautical enthusiasts won’t want to miss the newly added rare boats exhibit, where car enthusiasts also will find details to love.   “In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small...

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Volo Auto Museum treats DeLorean display to ‘Back to the Future’ fan-inspired makeover

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-05-03

VOLO — After a several-months-long, high-dollar facelift, the “Back to the Future” DeLorean at Volo Auto Museum so exactingly mirrors its inspiration, even Marty McFly might not spy the difference.   The museum’s time-traveling DeLorean display has been a fan favorite since becoming a part of the collection in the 1990s. Sparked by the hugely popular 1980s film franchise featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and others, Volo’s car was among the first exhibition models built. But some cinema devotees gave it a Biff Tannen-esque appr...

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Princesses, Superheroes Day a perfect way to enjoy spring break at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-03-06

   Princesses, Superheroes Day a perfect way to enjoy spring break at Volo Auto Museum    VOLO — Families looking for a great spring break outing are invited to spend March 30 at the Volo Auto Museum, where a storm trooper or two could be spied alongside a land speeder, Captain Marvel may mix with the crowd — and much more.   Saturday, March 30, is Princesses and Superheroes Day at the museum, located at 27582 Volo Village Road. Kids dressed in costume will be admitted free, and everyone will have the chance to meet dozens of decked-...

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Lunch with Belle set Feb. 9 at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-01-30

  Lunch with Belle set Feb. 9 at Volo Auto Museum Two seatings available for sneak peek of upcoming Woodstock Opera House ‘Beauty and the Beast – The Musical’ performances    VOLO — Care to dine with Belle and the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere and the gang?    Be our guest Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, where 12 primary cast members from “Beauty and the Beast – The Musical” will offer a sneak peek of their upcoming Woodstock Opera House performances.   Limited seatings will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. an...