Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Walcott: Hours, Address, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Reviews: 5/5

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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Visitor Centers • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum was a dream of Iowa 80 Truckstop founder Bill Moon. His love for trucks and the trucking industry laid the foundation for this museum. Over 100 vintage trucks are on display, as well as antique signs and gas pumps. The museum also features the REO Theatre where visitors can enjoy watching films about trucks and trucking.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Rich H
Vancouver, WA101 contributions
May 2021
This is a beautiful collection of trucks and a few semi-trailers that trace the history and development of trucks over the last century. In addition, there are lots of related artifacts, models, and helpful info panels that will make spending a day very easy to do. Don't miss it. And be sure to go back at every chance because displays are always changing and a major expansion is coming which will provide more space for more exhibits.
Written June 24, 2021
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We are so happy you enjoyed the museum! We will be able to add another 30 truck once our addition is complete.
Written July 5, 2021
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ThomasQuinn2021
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
First time there and I have lived in Iowa most of my life. My family and I went there as a school trip and we enjoyed it a lot. My daughter loved learning about the trucks and even pretended to be handcuffed in front of the armored car! It was clean, peaceful, and very well maintained.
Written January 12, 2022
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We are so glad you were able to make an education trip out of your visit. We have several education resources on our website to incorporate into lessons. Sounds like it was a great day!
Written January 25, 2022
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rescueagreyhound
Akron, OH469 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
What a fun and informative museum. The truck exhibits are well kept and interesting. Seeing the history and progression for the trucking industry was neat. Can not imagine traveling across country in those trucks without AC, power steering, cushioned seating, automatically or easy shift transmissions.
The collection of model trucks was cool along with the truckers quiz wall.
The museum is free to visit, however please do a donation so they can continue to offer a fun experience.
Written June 21, 2020
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for the kind review. Please do visit again if your travels bring you to Eastern Iowa.
Written July 6, 2020
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JonathanRoach20
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Aug 2021
It felt like a walk through history to see the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's vast collection of trucks and trucking memorabilia. Before walking into this great museum, I never could've imagined the beauty, elegance, absurdity, and diversity contained within these walls. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the half-hour that we had at the museum, but could have easily stayed for hours. This fantastic facility and extensive collection of trucks would fit right in at the Smithsonian, reminding me of the Air and Space Museum in DC. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is truly a hidden gem.
Written August 26, 2021
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Wow! What a compliment! Thank you so much. We certainly share you love for trucks and are so glad you were able to visit and experience the museum. As you no doubt noticed, we are adding on. We hope you can visit us again when the expansion is complete.
Written September 15, 2021
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GeekHistory
Dover, DE791 contributions
Sep 2020
This is no tourist trap, the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is a first class transportation museum with a large collection of some of the nicest antique trucks I have even seen.

So if you are travelling plan for lunch at Iowa 80 World's Largest Truck Stop next door, then cruise across the parking lot to stop at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. Browse for free, but well worth giving a donation for the visit.
Written September 22, 2020
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Your review made our day! Our restoration staff has put in countless hours restoring many of these trucks. I will be sure to pass on your compliments! Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed it.
Written September 24, 2020
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Ledhed76
1 contribution
Oct 2020
Stop in the museum to see some of the coolest trucks/big rigs that drove the roads at one time. You need no knowledge of the trucking industry to enter but once you leave youll have a better aporeciation of what the men and women of the business do..freindly staff on hand to answer any questions. Im glad we stopped
Written November 30, 2020
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We are glad you stopped too! Thank you for the kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written December 18, 2020
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thomas2017smith
Grand Junction, CO1 contribution
Dec 2021
An amazing experience to see and learn about the trucking industry and history of trucks that keep America supplied with consumer products. A free exhibition of a lot of trucks in an awe-inspiring setting, definitely worth the stop on any road trip. Donations are appreciated and help keep it open and available for future generations to admire.
Written January 4, 2022
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Thank you for visiting! We are glad to hear you enjoyed it. Please come see us again if you are in the area. We will have another 30 trucks on display soon!
Written January 7, 2022
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Bob H
1 contribution
Jun 2020
This is a comprehensive collection of American trucking history. This museum has examples dating back to some of the first freight trucks. there are also trucks from all of the milestone trucking changes with examples from all the decades nearly to current day. This museum is a must see - even for those just casually interested in American trucking
Written May 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind post. We truly enjoy sharing the collection with visitors and we are glad you had a great time here.
Written June 23, 2021
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monteblackhoof
Wrenshall, MN1 contribution
Jul 2020
The trucking museum is awesome! The work that’s been done to make some of these trucks like new again is astounding, and many are works in progress, interesting on their own. With the history, information and mechanical displays, you could easily spend the better part of a day here. Not a disappointment, and I’ve visited several times.
Written August 7, 2020
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Thank you for the kind review and your continued visits! Our restoration shop continues to work on new restorations, so there may be something new to see on your next time through.
Written August 19, 2020
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344coreyz
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Dude, awesome trucks!!!! This was a fantastic experience, so many cool trucks. Definitely a thing for the family to enjoy. Blast from the past full of nostalgia from the older models of trucks. Fun for any age group, they don’t charge an admission fee just donations so make sure to show your support!!!
Written September 24, 2020
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It sounds like you had a great time! Come and see us again, and thanks for the shout out!
Written November 30, 2020
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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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