It took five years for Tad DuPont to put together this museum, which was opened in 2017. The collection ranges from a 1910 International Harvester pickup truck to muscle cars from the ’60’s and ’70’s. It even includes gangster Chalky White’s Packard from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
What started as the private collection of Rochester Businessman and Muscle Car Enthusiast Bob Bartosiewicz, has grown into a walkable time machine of auto history. Any auto enthusiast, or even local history buffs, can find something to appreciate among the collection, which includes a Rochester-made hearse from 1929.
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum was a dream of Iowa 80 Truckstop founder, Bill Moon. Bill had a passion for collecting antique trucks and other trucking memorabilia. We are pleased to be able to share this collection with the general public. Every truck has a story to tell and can provide a unique glimpse back in time. Many rare and one-of-a-kind trucks are on display. View short films about trucking history in our REO theater; a great way to learn even more about the trucks of yesteryear
The museum is housed in a 1901 historic building with a 2001 addition. In addition to 65+ automobiles, special displays include service station memorabilia, vintage signs, pedal cars, bicycles, toys, and household items from the 1940s.
The goal of the museum is to acquire and display one of every model of Land Cruiser ever produced, which is well over 100 models. Private collectors and Land Cruiser enthusiasts have loaned the Museum vehicles, vintage owner’s manuals, over 1000 scale models, tool kits, marketing materials, memorabilia and artwork, all of which are on display.
Take a step back into history and encounter unique artifacts and exhibits that help tell the exciting story of aviation and transportation in our lives. Explore a wide variety of displays and exhibits of full size aircraft and surface transportation from bicycles to vintage automobiles, Vietnam Huey helicopter, and even a Boeing 727-200!
The most viewed display is that of the United Airlines Flight 232, where you will find the amazing story of a plane that crash landed in 1989 in Sioux City.
Dream Riderz is a private collection of automobiles featuring everything from motorcycles to muscle cars to supercars. The museum houses 82 vehicles, but with the whole collection totaling well over 200, a number of them enter and leave storage monthly.