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I think I found the hidden gem of our community! This place looks friggin amazing!

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I have liked museums for a long time.
A lot of history, all in one place.

Living in this area my whole life.
I was unaware of how many museums and other neat places we have here locally.

One day I was browsing the internet and came across this hidden gem.

It is called the Historic Auto Attractions

It is located right here in the Roscoe area.
At 13825 Metric Rd, Roscoe, IL
That is just off of 251.

https://www.historicautoattractions.com/visit

I have not been there personally yet.

But this place looks amazing.
I have watched several of their videos online.

The owner of the museum has posted some videos of the exhibits on Youtube.
I am very impressed with their videos.

You can tell the museum owner is passionate about the exhibits.
He has a lot of energy and I have learned a lot of history.
And to think, this hidden gem is right in our backyards!

Check out their Youtube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/@historicautoattractions

I can not wait to check this place out in person!

If you have visited the  Historic Auto Attractions
Post in the comments about your experience!

 

Their website is located at
https://www.historicautoattractions.com/

 

According to their website:

Experience all the History and Artifacts that Historic Auto Attractions has to offer. Our museum is so much more than cars. With over 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibits including the world’s largest collection of Presidential and World Leader’s Limousines, a vast collection of Gangster Era vehicles and memorabilia, a large Elvis Presley display and memorabilia, TV Land cars, and Cars from Hit Movies such as Batman, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future. Our museum has something for everyone. Visit us in Roscoe, IL right between Rockford, IL and Beloit, Wi.

https://www.historicautoattractions.com/

We have a Ghostbusters vehicle here, and I did not know about that…
Heck, I would pay the entry fee just to see the actual Ghostbusters vehicle!
Sorry, I love the Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call?   😉



Also a NASA exhibit!!!
https://www.historicautoattractions.com/attraction/nasa-space-exhibit
NASA Space Exhibit
The NASA exploratory is full of facts about our Solar System,
the Apollo 11 space mission, and other interesting information about what Astronauts do.

They have the Project Mercury Capsule!
Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States,
running from 1958 through 1963.

An early highlight of the Space Race,
its goal was to put a man into Earth orbit and return him safely, ideally before the Soviet Union.

Looks like I would be having a blast at this museum.
Did you see me try to slide in a funny space pun in there…

https://www.historicautoattractions.com/attractions

I think that NASA and other space related topics should be more publicly discussed.
Because we have a lot to learn and to explore in the sky above us.
Learning from our past,
On the new frontier, the new horizon.
The next generation of future explorers!

I am really looking forward to seeing the space exhibit!


We also house one of the most extensive collections of John F. Kennedy & Kennedy Family artifacts & memorabilia in the country. New in 2022 is our updated Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame, headed by Art Ferhman. We also have an updated High Performance Machines gallery. The museum adds new vehicles and attractions on a regular basis, so there’s always something new to see. We have many World War 2 artifacts from both the Allied and Axis powers on display. Our war exhibits include uniforms, maps, swords, knives, flags, banners and more. We also have a large gift shop with unique gifts. Group rates and a banquet area is also available. Please call for more details.

They have several exhibits listed on their website:
Each page on their website gives a very informative description about each attraction.
The owner of the museum has done very well presenting the exhibits on their website.
https://www.historicautoattractions.com/attractions
I can’t wait to see this museum in person.

  • John F. Kennedy Exhibit
    We house one of the most extensive collections of
    John F. Kennedy & Kennedy Family artifacts & memorabilia in the country.
  • Super Heroes & TV Land
    Here you will find amazing movie cars from blockbuster hits like
    Batman, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and Flintstones the Movie.
  • Animal Kingdom
    Venture into the Great North, the wonders of the wild in The Serengeti of Africa,
    and the polar regions of the Arctic to experience animals brought to life in their natural habitats.
  • Miss Belvedere
    A brand new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in the
    Tulsa, Oklahoma courthouse lawn with plans to be unearthed in 2007
    to celebrate the city’s bicentennial.
  • Egyptian Artifacts
    Take a trip to ancient Egypt.
    Here you will find screen used props from the 1963 movie “Cleopatra”
    starring Elizabeth Taylor, a chariot used in one of the chariots sequence
    in the 1959 film “Ben Hur”, and other rare artifacts.
  • High Performance Machines
    High performance dragsters and race cars that are just as famous as their drivers.
  • Hall of Presidents
    A walkway filled with past and present Presidents of the United States.
  • Gangster Land
    Collection includes John Dillinger’s 1932 Studebaker used in an Indiana bank robbery,
    Bonnie & Clyde’s actual death hats worn the day they were killed, and more.
  • John F Kennedy Assassination Car Museum
    We house on of the most extensive collections of
    John F. Kennedy & Kennedy Family artifacts & memorabilia in the country.
  • Hall of Christ
    Step back into the days of Jesus and witness The Last Supper.
  • Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame
    Various displays honoring the history of stock car racing in Illinois.
  • Land Speed Cars
    Land speed cars that were once used at the Bonneville Salt Flats
    including Craig Breedlove’s record breaking car and jet engine
  • Lincoln Exhibit
    A huge room full of one-of-a-kind rare artifacts spanning
    President Abraham Lincoln’s life and tragic betrayal
    during a period of tremendous growth and change as a nation.
  • Old West
    Many items are on display including vintage badges, posters, costumes worn by famous actors, saddles, set props from the hit TV show Gunsmoke and Bonanza, various rifles and pistols owned by the likes of Annie Oakley, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Jesse James, and Frank James.
  • Passage to Old West Carriages
    Various Carriages and Buggys dating back to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century are on display.
  • Stock Cars
    Historic stock cars once driven to success by many famous drivers.
  • TV Land
    In this area you will find the Family Truckster from the film “Family Vacation”, the 1950 Mercury pickup from the TV show Sanford & Son, and the 1964 Ford Galaxie from The Andy Griffith Show, plus much more.
  • Unique Creations
    These cars are unique in their own right.
  • War Room Exhibit
    Various artifacts that were used throughout World War I until now.
  • White House Furniture and Artifacts
    A collection of tables, arm chairs, couches, sitting chairs, and dressers that were once used in the White House.
  • World Leaders and WW2 Cars
    There are many notable vehicles on display in the World Leaders area that belonged to Eva Peron, King George VI, Mikhail Gorbachev, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Hirohito, and more.
https://www.historicautoattractions.com/attractions

You’ll find the likes of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Batman, and many historical figures.
We also feature famous cars such as the Big Foot Monster Truck, Dick Trickle, and Mario Andretti.

Check out all their attractions at:
https://www.historicautoattractions.com/attractions

Experience all the History and Artifacts that Historic Auto Attractions has to offer. More than just a display of automobiles, It’s a journey through time! With over 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibits including the world’s largest collection of Presidential and World Leader’s Limousines, a vast collection of Gangster Era vehicles and memorabilia, a large Elvis Presley display and memorabilia, TV Land cars, and Cars from Hit Movies such as Batman, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future. You’ll love the Old West area with vintage style stage coaches, a full size log cabin, and other interesting turn-of-the-century artifacts. We house one of the most extensive collections of John F. Kennedy & Kennedy Family artifacts & memorabilia in the country. We also have new additions to the museum including the Hall of Christ room, a 911 Memorial room, an Egyptian Artifacts room, Antique Clocks room, NASA exhibit, a huge Animal Kingdom area, plus many more! We are centrally located just north of Rockford, IL



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