Polo, Illinois: Barnacopia Agricultural Museum

More than a dozen refurbished tractors and other vehicles in a custom-built three-story barn. Free ice cream at the end of each tour. Spend the night in the adjacent silo Bed and Breakfast.
Address:
2570 NW Branch Rd, Polo, IL
Directions:
North of town, on the north side of Hwy 64, about 2.5 miles east of Hwy 26. Look for the bright red barn with the cupola on top.
Hours:
F-Su 1-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
815-946-2500
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Barnacopia Agricultural Museum

Created by farmer Gary Bocker, a three-story barn displays more than a dozen refurbished tractors, plus one revolving in the third floor cupola. There are also restored autos and hundreds of other artifacts and exhibits that give visitors an agricultural history lesson. At the end of the tour visitors are treated to free ice cream in the 1950s-style diner and ice cream parlor.

An adjacent silo houses a two-bedroom Bed and Breakfast with a John Deere pool table lit overhead by a John Deere tractor engine hood.

[John Holmes, 09/04/2015]

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