Iowa 80 Trucking Museum a Hidden Gem

By on July 9, 2010
RoadKing Mag

Just across the parking lot at the world’s largest truckstop is the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, a tribute to the history of trucking in America.

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum collection was started by Iowa 80 founder, Bill Moon. Moon had a passion for trucks and was always looking for a way to add to his collection and share it with others. The museum is the fulfillment of his dream and exists to educate the public about the evolution of the trucking industry.

At any one time, there are approximately 30 trucks on display, along with a variety of antique fuel dispensers and other displays. Trucks currently on display include:
* 1910 Avery Tractor / Gasoline Farm Wagon
* 1911 Walker Electric Truck
* 1912 Mack Jr.
* 1913 Rambler
* 1917 Velie 26 B3.5 Ton
* 1919 International Harvester F 1 Ton
* 1922 Packard Model EX 3 Ton Truck with Gravity Dump Bed
* 1922 White 15 3/4 Ton
* 1923 Mack 1924 Brockway 2.5 Ton
* 1925 Kenworth KS 3 Ton (earliest Kenworth known to still exist)
* 1926 FWD
* 1927 Diamond T GX
* 1927 Graham BB 1 Ton

1912 Mack Jr. 1 Ton, one of only three Mack Juniors known to exist.

* 1928 Fageol “Flyer 4”
* 1930 Ford “A” Snowmobile
* 1930 Studebaker Wrecker
* 1932 Chevrolet Master Model Wrecker
* 1934 GMC T-23 B with Livestock Trailer
* 1939 International Harvestor D-2 Half Ton Truck
* 1947 Studebaker
* 1948 Diamond T Model 201 Pickup
* 1949 Brockway 260 XW Tractor
* 1949 International Harvester KB-11
* 1957 Diamond T 921 FN with
* 1950 Trailmobile Trailer
* 1962 White Super Mustang Tractor
* 1968 Peterbilt
* 1978 Kenworth Conventional

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, visit the museum website.

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