Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is located near Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop. Both were founded by Bill Moon, a truck stop entrepreneur who was passionate about his collection of antique trucks and trucking memorabilia.

A 10-hour drive from Oklahoma City, the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is located near the Iowa 80 Truck Stop, just outside the small town of Walcott in eastern Iowa. Walcott is not far from Davenport, which sits just across the border from Illinois, where much commercial construction takes place.

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is literally a dream come true for truck stop entrepreneur Bill Moon, founder of Iowa 80 (which is currently the world’s largest truck stop). Bill had a passion for collecting trucking memorabilia, as well as numerous antique trucks. Each of these trucks has its own story to tell, giving us a glimpse back in time to another era. Some of the trucks are also quite rare, sure to please automobile enthusiasts from Oklahoma City, who often moonlight as commercial contractors.

Admission to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is on a donation basis, and the facility is also available for private events. Group tours are also available by request. The museum has separate winter and summer hours, offering extended hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Many schools and teachers bring their students to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum on field trips, as it is a great place for educators to enrich the minds of their students.

Because the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum operates on a 100% donation basis, funding is acquired through the support of truck enthusiasts. Donations are used to build exhibits and restore trucks, as well as the general upkeep of the museum. Donors give cash donations, or purchase annual memberships, which entitle them to certain small benefits. Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also hosts an annual golf tournament; the 11th contest will take place in August of 2014, and it is possible that commercial contractors and construction workers from Oklahoma City will participate. The golf tournament raises money for local charities, and is a popular event among Walcott residents.