The Heidrick Ag History Center has the world' largest collection of antique farm equipment and it's well worth visiting even if someone has only a passing interest in history.
This is a "two-for-one" museum . . . you get two museums for the price of one! Your entry into the Ag History Center includes the next door Hays Antique Truck Museum. The cost is just $8 per adult; $7 per senior; $5 for children 5-12; under 5 free.
There are so many displays in the Ag Center a visitor can't begin to count them all. There are all kinds of farm tractors, bulldozers, earth moving equipment, farm equipment . . . the exhibits just go on and on. Included are some unbelievable oddities such as a Fordson tractor "snowmobile" and gigantic WWI three wheeled tractors designed to pull tanks.
The very first Caterpillar diesel tractor is on display here, as well as many rare and one-of-a-kind tractors.
There are even interactive question and answer exhibits for the younger set and a "barn" farm exhibit complete with mooing cows.
The Hayes Truck Museum is accessed through a hallway and has more antique trucks in one place than anywhere in the world. You'll find early 20th Century electric trucks (with massive batteries) , military trucks, and working trucks of all kinds.
A unique exhibit is a hand made truck constructed all of wood that was built as a college project! There are many trucks that didn't survive into modern times, and many which are still on the road today.
There is so much to see here and the exhibits are all beautifully presented.
The Ag Center is located about 20 minutes north of Sacramento, just off I-5. There is no cafe there, but there is a selection of fast food places nearby
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