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Wheels O' Time Museum - Dunlap, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 40° 50.012 W 089° 37.107
16T E 279219 N 4523577
Quick Description: The Wheels O' Time Museum contains railroad cars, a steam locomotive, other rail equipment, and even model train layouts.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2013 6:25:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ60B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member alermy
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Dunlap, along IL Route 88, is the Wheels O' Time Museum, which has a steam locomotive, several railroad cars, and other railroad equipment as part of its collection.

The Wheels O' Time Museum is located on the west side of IL Route 88 (Woodside Drive) about 2 miles north of the intersection with IL Route 6. As you arrive, you will see a large steam locomotive in view.

The museum is an ecclectic collection of items mostly related to transportation (for example there is a room of clocks in the main building). They have a significant collection of railroad items as part of their overall collection.

You enter through the main building and pay your fee. In the main building are several railroad related items. On the second floor are two model train layouts - both 'O' scale - with other toy train items exhibited. In the next room, there is a special exhibit with a model of the streamlined train, the 'Hiawatha' with other railroad items surrounding it. In a building behind the main building, railroad equipment such as 'speeder' inspection cars and hand pump cars are exhibited along with agricultural equipment. The main attration, though, is the 'full scale' steam locomotive and a mail car, two passenger cars, and a caboose. The cars are currently under restoration and are mostly empty inside. The steam locomotive has a staircase where you can climb into the engine cab.

The whole museum takes about two hours to complete, though you could easily spend more.
Museum Website: [Web Link]

Train ride provided?: no

Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?: yes

Admission fee?: 6.50

Street Address: 1710 W Woodside Drive, Peoria, IL

Gift shop?: yes

Café/restaurant?: no

Theater?: no

Other features?:
In addition to the railroad exhibits, there are cars, trucks, fire trucks, and other transportation exhibits, as well as other exhibits such as clocks and player pianos.

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