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Antique Powerland Museum, Brooks

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Antique Powerland is a collection of museums and a self-described heritage site for power equipment, such as farm machinery, trucks (lorries), trains, construction equipment, and the engines which power them. It is located in Brooks, Oregon, United States, and is operated by the non-profit Antique Powerland Museum Association. It was initially established by a group of enthusiasts "dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements."The museum is located on a 62acre parcel of land just off Interstate 5 in Brooks, and has been in operation (in various forms) since the 1970s. Originally, the site was primarily used for "threshing bees", a forerunner to the modern tractor pull, and the remainder of the site committed to farming. With the addition of a truck museum and a railroad museum, the entire grounds were dedicated to exhibits; the current structure of Antique Powerland has been in operation since 1996.Each summer, Antique Powerland presents the Great Oregon Steam-Up, wherein many of the exhibits are fired up and displayed in an operational state. Despite the name, many different types of power equipment are displayed, including steam-powered equipment, diesel-powered equipment, gasoline-powered equipment, and electric-powered equipment.Exhibits and member museumsAntique Powerland is structured as a collection of museums, some indoor and some outdoor, each operating together on the Antique Powerland site. The various museums focus on different types of equipment, and have different exhibits on display. Many of the exhibits are interactive; there are several operating trains on the property which visitors can ride.
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  • My husband has been an exhibitor at the great Oregon Steamup for over 15 years. It is a yearly trip we look forward to all year. We now have a three year old and we have found that every year just get...  more »
  • A variety of museums and displays from steam engines and blacksmithing to modern semi-trucks and huge earth moving equipment. There are special events here as well such as a civil war re-enactment, vi...  more »
  • Went on a "normal" Sunday opening day rather than a special event. A large site with a number of individual museums located there ie Trolley museum, Truck museum, Car museum, tractors etc... Only draw...  more »
  • We liked it. Found lots of good deals.
  • 14 museums......lots of old stuff....history galore!.....I visit often....come to the Great Oregon Steam-Up!
  • Civil war reenactment a hoot! Didn't have opportunity to visit the museum, though. Planning a return trip.
  • A really wonderful experience. With the expansion and addition of new museums, there is lots to see here. Fun for the whole family. Interesting machines and gear-head stuff to look at. History comes alive. It is a great learning experience for young and old.
  • Went to the oregon steam up and had a great time. There were a large number of old steam and gas engines to look at. Most of them were being run.

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