Wheels O’ Time Museum – Kaci’s Places to Play in Peoria

If you’re looking to take a step back in time this summer, Wheels O’ Time Museum is the place for you. Located in Dunlap, Ill., the museum features four buildings with numerous exhibits that are interesting no matter your age.

Specifically, the museum offers a circus wagon, kinetic energy machine, 40 cars, clocks, a music room, trains and even an exhibit named, “Grandma’s Kitchen.”

And it’s not only the local crowd that’s making their way into the museum for a blast from the past. “Last year, we had over 6,500 people from 46 states and 27 countries,” says Bobbi Rice, who has volunteered at the museum for 13 years. “Some visitors (from overseas) have even written in the guest book that this was their best day in the USA.”WheelsOexhibit

Along with the three buildings that house displays of autos, farm equipment, Caterpillar tractors, trains, bicycles and more, the newest exhibit and building has a specific focus on Ford. Currently, there are a number of Ford cars, years ranging from 1932-1953. “Our displays in here will change out every month,” says Bill Zimmerman, member of the Early Ford V-8 Club and museum volunteer. “For instance, next month we’re going to have Ford tractors in here.”

The Wheels O’ Time Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from May to October. Group visits are welcome, just call ahead to schedule. Also, memberships are available.

As Kaci says, “From model trains to model A’s, Wheels O’ Time really has something for everybody.”

Contact Information
Phone: (309) 243-9020
Email: wotmuseum@aol.com
Website: www.wheelsotime.org

This is part of the Kaci’s Places to Play in Peoria YouTube series. Please check out the Peoria Area CVB Media Page for more videos from Kaci!


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