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RV Museum Puts RVing Lifestyle On Display
Explore The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana
Reasons to go RVing include visiting a museum in Elkhart, Indiana, American RV capital. I've driven right by the RV/MH Hall of Fame when traveling on the Interstate, but only recently had time to stop and see inside.
I'm so glad I did! It is a fascinating place to visit.
The RV/MH Hall of Fame is just the kind of museum to visit on International Museum Day, May 18. This is a day established in 1977 by the Internaitonal Council of Museums, to focus attention on museums and their challenges.
This museum has had challenges in recent years, with the tough economy. But it has turned a corner and its future looks good.
You can celebrate International Museum Day by visiting a museum, learning about your local museums and planning a future visit, making a donation, or even volunteering to work at a museum.
Or... get into your RV and travel to a special museum that you might have always wanted to visit. Especially the RV museum in Elkhart!
Top photo, the museum, faces I-80/90 near Exit 96 off the Indiana Toll Road, with new RVs parked for a weekend show. Lower left, framed photo of RVs and workers in downtown Elkhart, publicity for the RV industry. Center right: logo celebrating 100 years of RV industry. Lower right: vintage camper in the RV/MH Hall of Fame collection.
Photos by kimbesa.
Visit The RV Museum That's Like No Other
The RV/MH Hall of Fame has roots going back to 1972. Its collection of vintage RVs was first displayed in downtown Elkhart.
They moved to the current location in 2007. Times have been tough for the industry, and the museum, but it's been able to get back on its feet so the hall can continue, and RV fans from everywhere can stop by to visit.
There are more than 50 vintage and antique recreational vehicles on display, and some new ones, too, in the "Go RVing" hall. Class A, Class B, Class C, fifth wheel, travel trailer, teardrop, pop up camper...they are all represented in this wonderful collection.
People who are into RVing are REALLY into this.
I expected to stay 10 minutes. I was there more than an hour, and could have stayed longer. This museum is certainly one-of-a-kind and especially enjoyable for those who love RVs, grew up with them, and enjoy camping and traveling in their own recreational vehicle..
Yes, you CAN park on the site overnight, but parking mode only. No slide outs. Contact the RV/MH Hall of Fame for more details.
Classic teardrop trailer "kitchen".
Photo Gallery From My Visit - Enjoy The RV Lifestyle On DisplayClick thumbnail to view full-size
RVing Lifestyle in Video
In the MotorWeek video, their first stop was the RV/MH Hall of Fame!
Vintage Silver Palace In The Collection - ...Airstream, That Is
Get Cozy In Your RV
More Info About the RV/MH Hall of Fame
- The RV/MH Hall of Fame Official Website
The hall's own website. Lots more information about its mission. It's even got spaces available for events like conferences and weddings.
- RVing Memory Lane
RV industry article about the hall, including comments from visitors.