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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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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you have the time and like vintage motorcycles, check it out. Some really cool bikes but some ordinary bikes there. Nice collection overall with good descriptions.

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Peralta, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is unbelievable. If you are a biker, this is the closest to heaven to will get while on earth. If you are not a biker, there is so much history being told here that you will get lost in all there is to learn. Plan on several hours, lots of pictures, and eye pain with all there is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Cheap and very cool. Tons of motorcycles, relics, and toys to look at could have probably spent the day there. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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State College, PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place is "all things motorcycle" displayed in a top-shelf manner. Our Sept. 2014 visit to this museum (as we passed thru Iowa) was the 3rd time I was there - and this visit was just as good as the first. Friendly staff, reasonable entrance fee, an outstanding collection with excellent display signs. The changing exhibits at the museum are... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was my second visit to this fine museum. For a motorcycle person like myself, it's one of the rooms in heaven, maybe second only to the Barber museum in Alabama. The collection is very comprehensive and the bikes appear to be well maintained. My biggest complaint is how photo unfriendly the layout and lighting is. Clearly, they've outgrown their... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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