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National Motorcycle Museum

102 Chamber Drive, Anamosa, IA
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Anamosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible collection that goes on forever. I've seen motorcycle museums all over the country and this is a true cross the board collection that is impressive. From Rat Fink to Captain America this is an overwhelming collection of motorcycles and related collections. Well worth a vacation destination.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

From the outside you would never know this museum houses a huge collection of motorcycles, advertising, pop-art, videos and pictures all about motorcycles. The motorcycles are accessible to view from all sides so you can up close and personal to them. We spent almost three hours there and we not motorcyclists.

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Bloomer, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a great stop for all motorcycle enthusiasts young and old. They have motorcycles and memorabilia from every era and segment of motorcycling history. We only had about two hours to spend here and that was not enough. I wish we would have had more time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

That hasn't been said .. the history of motorcycles are contained in these walls .. every make you could think of and dozens you didn't know of .. the wall of motors rocks .. I came specifically to see the Motor Maids exhibit and ended up staying 4 hours .. I can't recommend this place enough to everybody.. motorcycle rider... More

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Weaubleau, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A huge collection of every make of motorcycle ever made. Several famous bikes from movies. Plan on spending a few hours.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Didn't plan to spend a lot of time here, and I left disappointed in myself! This was much more than I expected. I plan on returning and spending more time at each exhibit.

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Anamosa, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Im more of a scooter person than a 'motorcycle enthusiast' but I found plenty of historical information, pleasant staging of artifacts and a fun gift shop to while away some time. A great addition to the community.

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Denver, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not a motorcycle person, but this museum helped me appreciate the history of motorcycles much more. I believe they displayed over 400 bikes, and did so in a creative way--not just a line-up of them. The displays provided great historical information, and related memorabilia. Plan to spend about two hours, and visit their gift shop, as well.

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North Liberty, IA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Tons of motorcycles, motorized bikes, even a good collection of bicycles. Lots of memorabilia, costumed mannequins, gift shop. So much to look at - I'm sure I missed a few things.

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Athens, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been here several times in the past 5 years and enjoy the time I spend in the museum. The first couple of times the site was in downtown Anamosa in a building that appeared to be a converted department store. It was rather crowded but the bikes and displays were wonderful. The new location is much better. It's larger,... More

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