Dang, the non-profit motorcycle museum founded by the owners of J&P Cycles in 1989 says it’ll be closing its Anamosa, Iowa, doors in September. Sad, but maybe there’ll be happy endings for some as the museum auctions off display bikes that won’t be returned to their owners. Details to come… 

In the meantime, Iowa’s a fun place to ride around if you’ve never been.

Published: Jan. 29, 2023 at 1:02 PM PST|Updated: 21 hours ago
ANAMOSA, Iowa (KCRG) – A staple of Jones County for over two decades will be closing its doors for good this year, according to its owner. The National Motorcycle Museum, located at 102 Chamber Drive near U.S. Highway 151, will close later this year after a decision by its board of directors. The museum, one of only a handful of its kind in the country, is a nonprofit organization that was founded by J&P Cycles’ John and Jill Parham.

“We have struggled for several years to cover wages and utilities partly due to low visitation,” the museum said, in a statement.

The museum is planning to close on Sept. 5, 2023, according to the statement.

The organization said that it will return loaned motorcycles that were part of its collection to their owners, with a plan to liquidate the rest at auction at a later date. More information on the future auction will be distributed via the museum’s email list on its website.

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