United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Free antique truck museum in eastern Iowa

There’s a great family tourist destination in eastern Iowa. It’s the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum (iowa80truckingmuseum.com) at the Walcott interchange, mile marker 284, along Interstate 80. That’s about 10 miles west of Davenport and the Quad-Cities area. My wife and I took our grandson and granddaughter there, and they both loved the display of old trucks. There's a theater with continuous videos about trucking, lots of gas station signs and other trucking memorabilia. I particularly liked the collection of restored antique gas pumps. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also has a visitor center with clean rest rooms and a gift shop. The place is open daily Wednesdays through Sundays, but here’s the best part: Admission is FREE! The museum is right next to the world’s largest truck stop, Iowa 80 Truckstop, and there are three hotels and a bunch of restaurants at the interchange. Take your camera!

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Washington/Oregon....trip ideas
  2. 2 Seattle, Portland, and day trips all around
  3. 3 Road Trip From Dallas to RMNP through CO Springs.
  4. 4 Looking For Something New Around The Bay Area!
  5. 5 Washington/Oregon....trip ideas
  6. 6 Camping in the Adirondacks
  7. 7 Santa Fe-Best Time of Year to Visit
  8. 8 San Fran to Crater Lake? round trip one week
  9. 9 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  10. 10 Flights from Bay Area to Orlando, Florida
  11. 11 Victoria Clipper to Friday Harbor/San Juan Islands
  12. 12 Looking for One night commutable to NYC (Solo)
  13. 13 December Break Need Recommendations for Southern Travel
  14. 14 Texas and Deep South Road Trip - with Limited Time!
  15. 15 2 day in Adirondack park
  16. 16 Bienville Hotel or Le Marais in New Orleans French Quarter
  17. 17 A specific safety issue in Area Hell's Kitchen, 43th West Street
  18. 18 Question about a private tour in Florence from Livorno port
  19. 19 Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation
  20. 20 Itinerary suggestion needed for DC
  21. 21 Re-Visit DC
  22. 22 ONP-San Juan Islds or Victoria-Seattle - what's best itinerary for 8 days?
  23. 23 Places to stay in DC
  24. 24 Seeking thoughtful advice on Yellowstone/Tetons trip!
  25. 25 Finger Lakes Itinerary Help
View next 25 » Back to the top