Iowa 80 Museum Visitors Center grand opening set for July 10

| 6/27/2008

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will celebrate the opening of its new Museum Visitors Center with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

The public is welcome. Everyone attending the ribbon cutting is invited to tour the museum. Refreshments will be provided.

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 was a dream of my father’s,” said Delia Moon Meier. “We are very excited that we have been able to expand the museum. Visitors will be amazed. It is an honor for us to share trucking’s history with the general public.”

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.