The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is set to break ground for a new Museum Visitors Center at 2 p.m. on Thursday during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. The ground-breaking ceremony will be held at the current museum
Artist's rendering of the new Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.
Artist's rendering of the new Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.
at 505 Sterling Drive, Walcott, Iowa.
The expansion will add 5,000 square feet to the existing structure, bringing the total to approximately 20,000 square feet. The Museum Visitors Center will include a movie theater, more truck display space, restrooms and a gift store.
"This museum was a dream of my father's," says Delia Moon Meier. "We are very excited to be able to expand the museum so we can do an even better job of sharing trucking's history with the general public."
When completed in the summer of 2008, the museum will be able to house a total of 45 trucks for display at any given time. A sidewalk will also be constructed from the truck parking area to the museum so professional drivers can easily visit.