You may not be in the market for a motorhome, but the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum in Amarillo, Texas, is worth a stop. Located on the same campus as Sizemore’s long-running RV dealership and repair shop, the sprawling museum houses an impressive collection of vintage motorhomes. The oldest model is a cute 1936 Alma; the newest is a 1977 Kit Road Ranger, with fat orange stripes on the outside and the Brady Bunch interior to match. The 1948 Flxible Clipper bus was used in the 2006 movie RV, a stink bomb of a flick from Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, Addams Family Values, Get Shorty) and Robin Williams. How bad was it? Time Out London called it “not unbearably terrible, just thoroughly mediocre.” (Those grills though!)
Other museum highlights include wartime motorcycles, a hippie-dippie VW camper, a silver Airstream Bambi (1962), and the oldest Fleetwood in existence (1953). While some of the motorhomes are cordoned off with look-but-don’t-touch rope, others are interactive: Step inside, poke around, and pretend you’re living the dream of the open road, Cousin Eddie-style.
The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
4341 Canyon Dr., Amarillo, TX; 888-702-0337.