Museum Exhibits

The National Motorcycle Museum exhibitions are designed to help you get a solid grasp of casual motorcycling and racing as well as a taste of American motorcycle culture. You can immerse yourself in the stories of celebrities and characters like Arlen Ness and Von Dutch and take in rare art, sculpture and personal effects from these American legends. A showcase full of images and objects takes you into the wild life of showman Evel Knievel. Round a corner and see the authenticated Captain America chopper from the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, but also take in dozens of other motorcycle movie posters from around the world.

The Museum is set up in thematic areas and just about every space is crammed with goodies. And you have great access; there are no ropes or barriers, you know not to touch. High ceilings permitted the designers to create a mezzanine to display a fantastic collection of pedal cars also designed as trucks and even airplanes. And there are a few dozen motorcycles and bicycles up there, too. Over 400 rare toys in several large antique showcases may take you back to your childhood and to your grandfather’s.

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1920′s Era Gas Station

The Gasoline Station in America   The Gasoline Station in America is an exhibition at the National Motorcycle Museum, fun, yet informative. Using a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Museum painstakingly restored a 1920′s steel, modular gasoline station to its original glory and erected it in inside the Museum. Note the …

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Allstate Motorcycle Insurance Quarter MileStones

Outstanding support from enthusiasts and collectors plus hard work from museum staff and guest curator, author John Stein made the Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones exhibit project a big success. “This is our best changing exhibits gallery project to date,” said National Motorcycle Museum President, John Parham. “I’m really happy with the collection of bikes and …

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