Background

The Wheels of Time was founded in 1977 and opened to the public in 1983.
Over the years, it has grown from the original building to five large structures encompassing over 30,000 square feet.

The museum’s exhibits include interactive and educational materials for all ages from antique and collector cars to a steam locomotive and trains, farm and Caterpillar equipment, a restored LeTourneau Steel House, fire trucks, airplanes, bicycles, vintage clothing, and many more exhibitions for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike.

We are open to the public from May to October. Maintenance and exhibition updates continue during the other six months of the year. Space is also made available for the winter storage of private vehicles whose owners want to keep them off the salty highways during the Central Illinois wintry months.

In 2017 the Museum became a non-for-profit corporation 501(c)(3). This status helps the museum to secure additional items for display and funds for the maintenance, care, renovation and updates of the museum’s offerings.