Happening Now: The Unclaimed Baggage 50-State Road Tour

The Unclaimed Baggage 50-State Road Tour

Unclaimed Baggage, self-proclaimed as the nation’s only lost luggage retailer, is celebrating its belated 50th anniversary by hitting the road! The Unclaimed Baggage 50-State Road Tour revved up with a hometown celebration earlier this month before driving off on May 9th!

Celebrating in style

The Unclaimed Baggage 50-State Road Tour is officially on the road to connect with their loyal customers across the nation. In fact, the first stop took the gang all the way to Washington D.C., where the first load of unclaimed luggage was picked up from the Trailways bus line in 1970!

Besides visiting VIPs like Trailways, the tour will include pop-up events in the cities they stop at as a fun way to connect with their fans in-person.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the baggage is processed and sort through a real unclaimed bag. Check out Unclaimed Baggage’s eclectic collection of oddities and hear about the stories behind them.

Plus, you can take post-worthy selfies with “Hugo,” the restored 1965 orange Chevy truck named after Unclaimed Baggage’s founder, Hugo Doyle Owens. It is the exact same model Doyle drove to claim that first load of unclaimed luggage in 1970!


The Unclaimed Baggage 50-State Road Tour plans to hit all 50 states in a whirlwind 14-week excursion. There will be games, prizes and authentic experiences that share pieces of Unclaimed Baggage’s 50-year history.

Stops include cities such as Trenton, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Portland, Oregon; Cortez, Colorado; and Honolulu, Hawaii. While the itinerary is subject to change, fans can track Hugo and the team by following #50Years50States and #UnclaimedBaggage50th on social media.

Click here to see a listing of all 50 cities on the agenda.

More about Unclaimed Baggage

Located at 509 West Willow St. in Scottsboro, Unclaimed Baggage remains a family business after all this time. Doyle’s son Bryan and his wife Sharon purchased the business in 1995 and expanded it to include a café and the Museum of Found Treasures.

Today, the business continues to thrive and expand—even adding an online shopping experience! Check out our blog fromtheir official 50th anniversary in 2020 as well as a spotlight providing more on their longstanding history.


Are you ready to hit the road and start a new adventure in Scottsboro? We’re ready to welcome you home! Contact ustoday to ask about our leasing specials and upcoming availability. For more community news, events and spotlights, keep reading our blogs!