Decades of Wheels Museum in Baxter Springs holds grand opening

The museum of the Decades of Wheels complex in downtown Baxter Springs, Kansas, held its grand opening Saturday that included a parade and tours of the complex’s Little Brick Inn bed-and-breakfast.

According to a story in the Pittsburg Morning Sun, that morning was scheduled to include a car parade and a ribbon-cutting by city officials at the museum.

The Decades of Wheels page on Facebook also listed these vehicles on display at the museum:

  • 2007 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Impala
  • 2005 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2014 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2018 50th-anniversary Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2006 Ducati motorcycle
  • 1971 BMW R75/5 motorcycle
  • 2018 Dodge Demon
  • 1969 “General Lee” Dodge Charger
  • 1959 “Ghostbusters” Cadillac
  • 1954 Ford Crown Victoria
  • 1969 Chevrolet SS Camaro
  • 2005 Lamborghini Marcielago
  • 2014 Audi R8
  • 2016 Richard Petty Ford Mustang
  • 1950 Mercury Sedan Batmobile
  • 1922 Circus Wagon Fort Model T
  • 1960 Radio Flyer Chevrolet Nomad
  • 1973 Plymouth Barracuda
  • 1960 Ford Torino
  • 1970 351 Ford Mustang
  • 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • 1967 Monkeemobile
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger
  • 1970 Boss 302 Ford Mustang
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle
  • 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA “Military” motorcycle
  • 1965 Ford GT40
  • 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Chevelle
  • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle
  • 1967 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1973 Honda motorcycle
  • 1932 Ford coupe

The collection on display will be swapped out every 30 days or so.

Here’s a picture of one of the rooms at the Little Brick Inn bed-and-breakfast:

The Decades on Wheels complex in the 1100 block of Military Avenue (aka Route 66) of Baxter Springs includes Cafe on the Route, Rita’s Roost and the soon-to-open Spin Out arcade.

Decades of Wheels opened in October with a series of high-profile downtown concerts — including the final one by Steppenwolf founder John Kay before his retirement. But the complex underwent some work since then and continues to do so.

Decades of Wheels also is slated to host its second annual car show June 21-22 that includes food trucks and free entertainment.

(Image of the Decades on Wheels Museum sign and Little Brick Inn room via Decades of Wheels page on Facebook; an image of the Batmobile in the museum by Kent Hamel via Facebook)

2 thoughts on “Decades of Wheels Museum in Baxter Springs holds grand opening

  1. I trust there is ample fire protection – sprinklers, etc. A collector of Series Land Rovers in the UK saw most of his collection destroyed in a barn fire recently.

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