Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Opens Doors to New Visitor’s Center – July 2008
WALCOTT, IOWA — The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has officially opened its new Museum Visitors Center with a ribbon cutting that took place on Thursday, July 10th at 2:00 pm during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.
The Museum Visitors Center adds 5,000 square feet to the existing structure bringing the total to approximately 20,000 square feet. The addition includes a movie theater, more truck display space, restrooms and a gift store. “This museum celebrates trucking history”, says Delia Moon Meier. “We are passionate about preserving the history of trucking and are excited that we can share it with the general public. Visitors will have the opportunity to see some very rare and unique trucks, as well as enjoy learning interesting facts about trucking.” Now the Iowa 80 Trucking museum can house a total of 45 trucks for display at any given time.
A sidewalk has also been constructed from the truck parking area to the museum so professional drivers can easily visit. While there is no set admission fee to the museum, donations are requested. Museum hours are Wednesday thru Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, Noon-5pm. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is a non-profit corporation located just off of Interstate 80 and Exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa, and is adjacent to the Iowa 80 Truckstop.