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National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 by people who love motorcycling and it thrives today because of their sound plan. Engineers, racers, bike builders, tuners and others as far back as the late 1800′s built the groundwork for what motorcycling has...

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Kline Museum

The Kline Museum is a collection of antique farm machinery and cars which includes a fully restored 1911 Carter Car. Furniture, dishes and musical instruments also on display.

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IOWA

Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

The first automobiles shown in Iowa were displayed in Linn County at a fair in 1899. In 1905 there were 799 horseless carriages or motor cars in Iowa. At first, they were merely a curiosity, and few people saw the practical use of such contraptions. However, by 1915 Iowa ranked first in the nation in the number of automobiles per capita (147,078 registered vehicles). By 1927 there was one motor vehicle for every 3.3 persons, and automobiles were responsible for 85 percent of total highway traffic in the state.

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