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Historic Auto Museum

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Diamond in the rough; Historic autos are the common denominator of an impressive history museum

When my wife and I travel, we try to find auto museums. I've written about a few we've visited over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must See, A Hidden Gem, Blown Away!

I saw this on TripAdvisor as a must see and boy are we glad that we went. Admission is $13.00 for... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We came for the races at Jeffrson Speedway but they were cancelled so we heard of this museum. It was better than expected. The building is much bigger than it looks and has awesome exhibits from cars, to life-like wax models of U.S Presidents, TV...More

4  Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

Interesting little museum but I wonder about the authenticity of their displays. One item in particular stood out to me since I'm familiar with similar fake autographs. They show what is supposed to be an autograph of Sitting Bull on a playing card stamped "$1...More

3  Thank John K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife and I travel, we try to find auto museums. I've written about a few we've visited over the past 5 years. We were recently in Illinois for a wedding, staying in Beloit, and visited one called quite simply 'Historic Auto Attractions. It...More

Thank 468tonyd
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I saw this on TripAdvisor as a must see and boy are we glad that we went. Admission is $13.00 for Adults, but it is well worth it. There are so many cars from the different times of our history. There is also so many...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What is this incredible museum doing in northernmost Illinois? The Lincoln room was a surprise, with items such as his widow’s burial ceremony veil. And then the movie set materials from Cleopatra and Gone with the Wind plus Marilyn Monroe and other stars. And then...More

Thank 18Len
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The auto museeum is a great please to visit however i would have expected more to see. The museum is very remote and not easy to find and relatively small. Emphasis is on 1940th to 1970th and technical aspects play no role.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Heard of this from friends in nearby Rockford Illinois. Very interesting place. We easily spent 3 hours touring the exhibits. We could of spent another couple of hours there. My favorite section was the Kennedy exhibit. A good presidential exhibit. Also a good display of...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

It was a great time, a few hours later we were into the Abe Lincoln room. If you are a movie fan, a car fan interested in John Wayne, Back to the future, Ghost Busters, Batman come to the museum. If you are a history...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is amazing place!!!! Must see!!!! They have tons of cars: TV & movie, presidential, gangster, dignitaries, famous people racing & more. They have a ton of memorabilia: taxidermied animals, TV shows, movies, gangster early country music, early rock n roll, presidential clothing, White House...More

Thank sjr1974
Reviewed 6 August 2018

You have to see this museum, not only are their cars to see but also JFK, Elvis, Johnnie Cash & many others with famous memorabilia to view. We spent over 2 hours looking at everything. They do let you take pictures and we finished with...More

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 28 July 2018

My husband and I took a group of Seniors this week to visit the Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe, IL. It was a wonderful experience and everyone raved about it. We spent just under 2 1/2 hours and could have easily spent more time....More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Automobiles galore. There were John F. Kennedy, John Dillinger, Stalin, Elvis Presley, BatMobile,Hitler, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson and so many more including a large amount of race cars and historical information. Great place to visit. We were there 4 hours but U could easily...More

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Response from MartyZ15 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't remember, so glad someone else already answered. I think you'll find it worth the money.