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National Motorcycle Museum

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Address: 102 Chamber Drive, Anamosa, IA
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National Motorcycle Museum

This place is incredible & has so much to see! Large clean building w/like 400 varied changing motorcycles & bike related items tastefully displayed & can be seen close up. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Delavan, Il
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Delavan, Il
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is incredible & has so much to see! Large clean building w/like 400 varied changing motorcycles & bike related items tastefully displayed & can be seen close up. Nice gift shop, events, low price admission, w/easy highway access & located in wonderful Anamosa, Iowa. Check out their website. Been twice & can't wait to return!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

German, Italian, British, Japanese and even the American brands are here. Old and newer. Famous and infamous. In the famous category are bikes owned by Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Peter Fonda, and more including some that were in movies. The museum is well maintained. They have sidecars and race bikes too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The good thing about this Anamosa museum is that it is literally has the best collection of motorcycles I've ever seen, and I've been to a lot of places. The bad thing about this museum is that it badly lacks any explanation for the motorcycles it exhibits; so you literally can wind up strolling a huge hall filled with hundreds... More 

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Mukwonago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time. Got to say Hi to Jonn Parham as he was packing up for Davenport. Definitely would go back to suck in more history! From all the amazing displays! Thx John Parham! We stayed at the AmericInn. Nice! :)

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Aurora
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Motorcycle Museum is a place that should not be missed. My wife and I spent over 4 hours there and I plan on returning. The museum features many historic and important motorcycles and displays. The folks running the museum are extremely friendly and helpful. The price of admission is cheap for what is provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

great place to visit if you are into cycling..great display of antique motorcycles and paraphernalia..very interesting

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

About 45 minutes northeast of Cedar Rapids is the National Motorcycle Museum. We spent about 1 hour in the museum and, even though we aren't motorcycle enthusiasts, we found it to be pretty interesting. You'll be able to see how the motorcycle has evolved over the years, and there's definitely more of an emphasis on American motorcycles over their Japanese... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

You gotta see this place if you love motorcycles! What a treat! Carol in the gift shop was so sweet and helpful... I would highly recommend a stop here.

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Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We detoured through Anamosa so my husband could "check out" the bikes. The kids enjoyed the bikes - and learned a little as well from the excellent informative displays. We only had a short time available and if you are an affecionado you should set aside at least 2 hours. My husband was impressed by the huge collection of bikes... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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