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“Great place to view motorcycles”

National Motorcycle Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Anamosa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My son and I stopped at the museum on our road trip. Many different motorcycles and styles of their riders. According to the plaque signed by Peter Fonda the only real Easy Rider motorcycle is located there. Also, the Von Dutch motorcycle as seen purchased by American pickers is located here. Really fun remembering motorcycles that were a part of my life. Very clean bathrooms. Nice, friendly people in the reception area.

1  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is one fantastic place! Really fun to see over 400 bikes and all the historical signage that goes with the brands. Really old cycles are fun to study, very nice people and cool displays.
You cant go wrong!!
Just a heads up, the Super 8 motel across the street is really nasty and creepy. Would look for another hotel if needed.
You will love this museum!

1  Thank Hawkeye99865
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you like motorcycles this is the place to visit. The front desk people were all volunteers and everyone was very friendly. If you are a veteran let them know and they will reduce the price of admission. The collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia brought back many fine memories of my childhood

Thank RogerG-IA
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We visited the museum for the first time yesterday, and I'm sorry I waited so long. They've assembled an excellent collection of bikes from the very beginning to modern day. The museum is well organized - it starts with racing bikes, ranging from obscure Spanish enduro bikes to hillclimbers to land speed record vehicles. The racing is mostly U.S. oriented but displays an international variety of cycles that participated. The rest of the museum is street bikes. I expected a majority of Harley Davidsons and Harleys are featured but there is a huge variety of other bikes from all over the world, as well as many historical American brands such as Thor and Flying Merkel. The nationalities are grouped roughly together and are represented by some of the most well known and desirable models: Vincent Black Shadow, Ducati 750SS, Brough Superior and Ariel Square 4 to name just a few. There's plenty of obscure stuff too: Nimbus, Gilera, and the legendary Scott Flying Squirrel. The bikes that aren't displayed in their preserved original state have been restored to perfect Concours condition. This is a superior collection and a great bargain for only $8 admission. Located right off Hwy 151 it's a must-see for any motorcycle lover traveling through the Midwest.

Thank MattRMadison_WI
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was surprised to find such a cool place in the middle of Iowa. Who would have thought?

This is the real deal, though only if you're into motorcycles. Excellent collection, with a wide variety of bikes of all makes and ages. I was impressed.

What I'm not impressed with is the hours. Close at 5pm? Better get here early if you want to see everything. They charged me full price even though I arrived less than an hour before closing.

Thank JRZelazny
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