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Historic Auto Museum, Roscoe

#30 of 105 in Museums in Illinois
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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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  • Forced my 15 year old daughter to go with me. It was incredible. By the time we entered into the "Gangland " area she was having a great time. They have everything Westerns... Elvis... Tons of preside...  more »
  • OH MY GOODNESS! This was fantastic! There is so MUCH more than cars here. They have unbelievable exhibits. It was so amazing. I will definitely tell my friends about this museum. (Some are going to tr...  more »
  • Hello Roscoe locals and visitors ... this is an amazing museum located in our small town and a MUST visit !! The history and displays are not to miss ...  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.