The history of RV travel is on display at the Recreational Vehicle/Manufactured Home Hall of Fame, located a short drive away in Elkhart, Indiana. This 100,000 square foot museum educates and entertains visitors with historical RVs and artifacts from all the top names in the industry.
RVs dating back 100 years are on display, including a 1913 Earl Travel Trailer – the oldest known to still exist. You’ll see everything from the oldest Winnebago to the smallest Airstream ever built. Follow a timeline of key events in RV development, such as the introduction of the first microwave oven and indoor toilet.
The RV Founders Hall is set up like a real RV park, complete with driveways and trees. Take a trip back in time among the trailers, photos, and memorabilia that show technological advancements from pre-World War I to the present. A tour highlight is the 1931 Chevrolet Housecar that was given to Mae West by Paramount Studios.
Learn about the 347 industry leaders and pioneers who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the RV/MH Heritage Foundation was formed in 1972. Also visit the RV/MH Library, which houses thousands of volumes of historical records, photos, and periodicals dedicated entirely to archiving the history of recreational vehicles and manufactured homes. For more information about the museum and facilities, visit www.rvmhhalloffame.org.