Museum Info

319 2nd Street
Gladbrook, IA 50635


Museum Hours:

Open April 1 thru Nov. 30

7 days a week from 1-5 pm



Admission Fees:

Adults: $5.00
Ages 5-12: $3.00
Under 5 yrs: FREE



For additional information

call: 641.473.2410 or Email Us


Steampunk Flying Locomotive



The matchstick steampunk Flying Locomotive during construction.  January 29, 2015


 WIKIPEDIA:  Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features high tech steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.




Matchstick Marvels will adventure into the fantasy realm of Steampunk art by building a matchstick model of a steam-powered flying locomotive.  The locomotive is to be completed by the summer of 2015.  Construction updates and photographs will be posted here.  The steampunk model locomotive is being designed and built by Matchstick Marvels for Ripley's Believe It or Not!


Below are pictures taken during construction of the matchstick flying locomotive: