RV travel is a great way to see the country and all its unique destinations and attractions. If you love RVing and are thinking of heading to Texas in the future, you might want to make a plan to drive through Amarillo. Just off Interstate 27 lies the RV Museum, which is dedicated to the history of recreational vehicles. The Statesman reports there are 15 classic RVs on display inside the 6,000-square-foot building, each having been restored by hand by Jack Sisemore and his son Trent simply "because they wanted to."
"We've been restoring RVs for about 25 years," Trent Sisemore explained to the news source. "We just love doing it."
The father-son team has 25 RVs in their collection, including a 1953 Fleetwood they found at a gas station in 1997 that took two years to restore. The museum website indicate the duo bought the RV from an 84-year-old woman who was ready to stop traveling. This motorhome is from the first year of the company's production and is one of the prize pieces of the collection.
The museum lies behind their RV dealership, Sisemore Traveland, and when you first walk in, you'll be greeted by a gleaming red and white 1948 Flxible bus that may look a bit familiar. This is because it was used in the 2006 movie, "RV," starring Robin Williams. The news publication reports there is also a TV that plays the film on a constant loop.
There are a number of unique RVs on display at the RV Museum that date back to 1936. An Alma trailer that had been sitting in a barn since 1955 has never been restored, but the Sisemore's did clean it up a bit before putting it on display. There's also an original 1937 Kozy Kamp, a 1962 Airstream, a few Winnebagos and many other unique, classic RVs.
Each RV is set up as though you were at RV campgrounds, with fake lawns, picnic areas and other staging to give the feel of RVing. The best part of this unique attraction is that admission is free. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., making it as affordable as it is appropriate for your next RV travel adventure.