Van Meter, Iowa: Bob Feller Museum (former)

Hometown of baseball's Bob Feller, chronicling his career. Bob died in 2010; the museum closed in 2014 and was turned into city hall March 2015. A few of its better artifacts are still displayed inside, and the building still has a better-than-average outdoor Bob Feller brick mural.

Address:
310 Mill St., Van Meter, IA
Directions:
I-80 exit 113, south to Van Meter. Mill St. and Elm St. Museum is on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Bob Feller Museum.

Bob Feller Museum

Collection of signed baseballs, uniforms, and an insight to baseball back in the day. Small museum, but interesting.

[Deb Taylor, 06/05/2011]

Ruth bat.

Bob Feller Museum

This is a cool little museum that honors hometown hero Bob Feller. Feller had a Hall of Fame baseball career. He also served the nation in the Navy in World War II, missing four baseball seasons in the process. The museum covers both aspects of his career.

Also, look for the bat used by Babe Ruth in that famous photo from his final trip to Yankee Stadium, the bat Ruth essentially used as a cane. That bat was Feller's and it's there at the museum.

[Steve, 10/25/2010]

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