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ILLINOIS

Chicagoland Historical Bus Museum
9901 South Sayer Avenue, Chicago Ridge
Aurora, IL 60598-6203
(708) 250-6970
Features:Exhibits and programs demonstrate the vital role bus transportation has played in the growth of the Chicago area as well as the U.S. Preservation and restoration of buses, bus equipment and artifacts. Exhibits provide an interactive, educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Historic Auto Attractions
13825 Metric Drive
Roscoe, IL
(815) 389-7917
Features: Created by race car driver Wayne Lensing, whose Lefthander Chassis company makes short-track racing chassis. He collects special interest vehicles, with 70 now on display accompanied by graphic illustrations and historical information.

Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Road
Volo, IL 60073
(815) 385-3644
Features: A varied collection of more than 300 cars, including Hollywood cars (the original Batmobile from the 1960s television series; the '77 Pontiac Trans-am Blackbird Special Edition from "Smokey and The Bandit,the '67 Shelby Mustang that was used in "Gone In 60 Seconds," the Flintstone car, etc.), pre-1950 classic cars and muscle cars.

Wheels o' Time Museum
11923 North Knoxville Avenue
PO Box 9636
Peoria, IL 61612-9636
(309) 243-9020
Features: This is a time capsule you can walk around in -- antique cars (mostly Packards), household items, tools, machinery, musical instruments -- in other words, a large and eclectic grouping of items owned by 55 collectors.

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