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Historic Auto Museum, Roscoe

#32 of 106 in Museums in Illinois
Historic Auto Attractions is not only home to famous cars, but also a wide array of movie memorabilia. Some of those pieces include Marilyn Monroe’s nightgown, a sweater worn by Hollywood legend James Dean, and an outfit worn by Elvis Presley. In addition a large section of the museum is dedicated to John F. Kennedy, along with the “Day in Dallas” display.
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  • This is not a historical car museum. It is a museum that includes cars associated with historical figures. The owner of this museum is a collector and auction attendee. He has collected all kinds of d...  more »
  • Surprisingly large collection of transportation vehicles of all eras, much history memoabilia including a Lincoln area and Kennedy area. Reportedly the world's largest collection of presidential and w...  more »
  • If you have never been there, you'll be surprised how much and varied are the exhibits inside this very unimposing building in an out of the way spot.Yes, there are cars, lots of them, but so much mor...  more »
  • We couldn't believe the wonderful collection that was beautifully displayed in this small town. Everything was so interesting and would appeal to most age groups. It's well worth the effort to find the place and tour the museum.
  • Was way better than I expected. My son and I still talk about it a year later. Hidden gem.
  • This museum tells historical stories through unique artifacts, vehicles, personal collections, fashion and furniture. The museum begins with the earliest forms of transportation and progresses through history's technological advances. There are notable political figures, celebrities, hollywood movie vehicles and race cars highlighted. So much to see and discover in one place. Highly recommend!
  • A fun place with a mix of attractions for everyone, not just gearheads. A lot of movie and tv memorabilia.
  • This little museum is a hidden gem. Has lots of interesting artifacts. Fun to read facts and how the items came to be at the museum. From the wild west to space. From Lincoln to Obama this museum has little tidbits of history and interesting stories behind that history. We have been 2 times and will go again to look again at things we might have missed. Honestly when you go down the little road to get there and see the building you begin to wonder, but as soon as you go in the door you wonder how you haven't been here before. Great job of keeping our history alive and preserved.

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