First man walked upright and then he wanted to get around with a little less effort. Not only did man want to travel on the land, but he also thought that it would be great to fly like a bird. At the Owls Head Transportation Museum near Rockland, Maine, you can explore all the innovations that have brought humanity to today's transportation ideas and devices.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum has a unique collection of antique automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and bicycles dating from the early 1800's to 1980. The Red Baron is more than a villain fought by Snoopy in the Peanuts cartoon strip. At the museum, you can actually see a 1917 Fokker Dr. I Tri-plane – the same type of plan that was flown by Manfred Von Richthofen, the Red Baron of World War I fame. Also on display is a full-scale replica of the plane that the Wright brothers flew in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Did you ever wonder who came up with the idea of a mini-van? That would be inventor and aviator William B. Stout, who invented the first mini van, a Stout Scarab in 1936. The two-wheel section includes the famous 1938 Indian Scout motorcycle and a 1985 Star high wheeler bicycle.
From two wheels to four wheels to no wheels at all, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a great museum to experience and explore.