Whether you’re a truck fanatic or not the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa is a really interesting place to spend some of your free time. There’s plenty to see for both adults and older children.
The museum was the dream and brainchild of the man who founded it, Bill Moon. He was passionate about vintage trucks and other related memorabilia and over the course of his lifetime he built up an impressive collection. There are now over 100 trucks included in the collection, and 60 of these great machines are on display in the museum for the general public to enjoy. Many of these wonderful old trucks are completely unique and can be seen nowhere else. Each one has its own tale to tell of times gone by and provides visitors with an enthralling glimpse back in time.
As well as viewing the 60 trucks, 24 vintage gasoline pumps and 304 original petroliana signage items on display in the museum, visitors can also enjoy short films all about the history of trucking in the museum’s REO theatre.
Group bookings are taken and school trips are welcomed by prior arrangement. Educational tours are available. Contact the museum on 563-468-5500 for more information.
Hours of opening
The museum is situated at 505 Sterling Drive, Walcott, Iowa 52773; telephone 563-468-5500.
Admission is free but visitors are asked to make a donation to the museum towards the upkeep of the exhibits.
Opening hours are as follows:
Winter: Closed Monday and Tuesday
Summer (from Memorial Day to Labour Day): Open daily from 9am until 5pm; noon till 5pm Sundays
If you’re passing through Walcott during your holiday in Iowa, take a few hours out to stop and reminisce at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. You might not be a trucking enthusiast when you arrive, but you certainly will be by the time you leave!
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