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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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State College, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 attraction reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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