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Powerland Heritage Park, Brooks

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#79 of 189 in Museums in Oregon
Must see · History Museum · Specialty Museum
Powerland Heritage Park, formerly known as Antique Powerland, is a collection of museums and a self-described heritage site for power equipment, such as farm machinery, commercial trucks, trains, construction equipment, and the engines which power them. It is located in Brooks, Oregon, United States (near Salem, Oregon), 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 62-acre (250,000 m2) 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.

Antique Powerland was renamed Powerland Heritage Park in spring 2017.
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  • Great place to learn about Oregon History! Farming, Trucking, Logging. Should be something for everybody! Don't miss the Great American Steam Up. Last weekend in July, and the 1st weekend in August!  more »
  • We went on a Sunday which was not a special event day. Many of the museums were closed, but we wanted to get a feel for what was there. There was a car group show with many car owners there. We...  more »
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  • Please take your children & family this will open eyes to look back and see what a Grandpa or great Grandpa did to raise crops or build machinery whichever the case please go and take the time to visit. There is so much to see and touch and the stories that the old timers tell of is worth it in itself. I've been going for a long time and it never ceases to amaze. Like I said it's a blast your children will love it!
  • Fabulous place to visit if you love history and antiques. Great collection of antique tractors, trucks, cars, motorcycles. Loved riding the old trolley and viewing the old-time sawmill. My husband and I spent about 6 hrs here just looking around and enjoying the past.

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