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Friday, September 21, 2012

At The Antique Car Museum of Iowa

This is a late post but better late than never. We had our summer vacation in Iowa last July and stayed there for a couple of weeks. I already posted some of the places that we visited there in here and also here when I was in the mood to write. There are still quite a few to write about our vacation and that includes the Antique Car Museum.

My step-son Wayne took us there (me, hubby, Sherry and JJ). We drove from Muscatine to Coralville. An entrance fee of $5 per person got us in to the Antique Car Museum and the Johnson County Historical Society Museum. We hit the latter first. The Johnson County Historical Society Museum is home to the society's more than 10,000 historic artifacts that portray the diverse and vibrant heritage of the county. The items include guns, pots, authentic handcart, old cash register, ballot box, etc. We did not really come for that. We came for the antique cars but we had fun seeing those artifacts.


Then we proceeded to the Antique Car Museum, our main purpose of our visit. This museum displays a collection of approximately 70 antique cars. There are actually some pretty rare and unique vehicles there. The earliest model car on display is from the late 1890's and includes cars manufactured as late as the 1980's. This place is larger than you think and offers enough space to accommodate a large crowd. We really enjoyed looking at those cars and we all had a good time. We took a lot of photos too of those antique cars. If you're a car buff, it's a must see. It's a great way to pass a couple of enjoyable hours.










For railroad fans, the Hawk-eye Model Railroad Club also has an exhibit on display. It is a nice addition.




lisa

13 comments:

ChattyPinay said...

Looks fun! I'm a museum fanatic. Whenever I go to a new place first thing I ask is if there's a museum nearby ^_^. Hopefully I get the chance to visit IA. I will surely check this out. Thanks for the post!

Lisa said...

Thanks ChattyPinay for reading my post. I appreciate your time. I'm not a museum fanatic. I'd rather go to a garden or nature tripping but this antique car museum in IA is really very interesting and educational. I'm sure you will enjoy it when you get the chance to go there.

nova hedges said...

you do have a quite trip to the museum there, i've seen old cars but the museum you went too has plenty of antique cars.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Those are old and classic cars Sis to explore and learn. My son will love to explore these cars too. He is into vehicles :-)

mhie said...

Going to this kind os museum is my husband thing. Though I accompany with him I enjoy taking photos and knowing the history of it.

fallenrhainnes said...

Wow! I wish i could also visit such a museum. The cars are really vintage and i hope to see one like those for real. You are lucky to visited the car museum there.

Chubskulit Rose said...

<y husband would love it there. We usually go when there are car show in the area.

Juliana said...

I have yet to go to an antique car museum. It must be fun seeing different models of cars from different era.

Kailan ulit and bakasyon dito sa US Manang?

betchai said...

i love looking at old cars too, i find their evolution through the years very interesting, and makes me so thankful for the ingenuity of man which truly is one of God's wonderful blessings to us. love the pictures here.

Marie Imperial said...

I love museums! I also love vintage cars! That is one cool museum!

jo said...

First, that is so sweet of your step-son. Second, antiques always facisnate the minds. I love seeing how they made it through with those stuff. :)

Teresa Martinez said...

It's nice to see cars preserved and well-maintained. Sad to see the state of antique cars here in our museums, just rusting away.

Algene said...

That is a place that my dad and little brother would like to visit :) Sad to say, we don't have that kind of place or museum here in the Philippines. If meron man, only shows which last for less than a week.