Clarion, Iowa: Big Bud, World's Largest Tractor

Built in 1977; its tires alone are eight feet tall. So big it has its own building at the Heartland Museum, which also houses a Streetscapes of Yesteryear and an Ag Hall with normal-size tractors and farm toys. A very Iowa place.

Heartland Museum

119 9th St. SW, Clarion, IA
Heartland Museum. West edge of town. From Hwy 3/220th St. turn south onto 9th St. SW. Museum entrance on the left.
Summer M-Sa 10-3, or by appt. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $12.
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Heartland Museum

Over 90 restored tractors. Recreated indoor Main Street USA streets. 4-H Schoolhouse Museum. Large collection of farm and construction toys. Home to the Iowa Hat Lady, Alvina Sellers, and her partial collection of hats. In a separate building: Big Bud, the largest farm tractor in the world.

[Melody Lager, 07/05/2018]

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