Travel Back To The Early Days Of Trucking By Visiting Iowa's Very Own Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
By Lisa Sammons|Published June 16, 2021
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You may know that Iowa is home to the world’s largest truck stop, Iowa 80. The complex is so massive that you may not be aware that it also houses a museum! The truck stop itself is an incredible 75 acres (four times larger than the average truck stop) and has parking for 900 semi-trucks. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is located in the parking lot and contains dozens of antique trucks, a gift shop, and even a small theater that plays informational videos.
Best of all, admission to the museum is free! Donations are always appreciated, however. There’s a lot to absorb here, and you’ll want to plan to spend at least a few hours checking out exhibits. The museum’s Facebook page has tons of information on their displays, plus their hours of operation.
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