Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Maggie Valley

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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum hosts one of the world's premier collections of rare and historical American motorcycles. Check out more than 300 bikes, including Harley-Davidsons, Indians, Hendersons, Excelsiors, and more, and explore lots of related memorabilia. Discover the technological advances that have been made, and learn about important events in motorcycling history. Ask the friendly staff about bike demonstrations. Make sure to bring along your camera; photos are encouraged. Our Maggie Valley attractions planning site makes visiting Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and other Maggie Valley attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very interesting collection of antique motorcycles and many Great other Collectables. Lots to see and explained very well also. Talk with the owner who seems to have time to talk with many of the visi...  more »
  • The museum is awesome and is something to see. They have a great collection of motorcycles and even a few cars. The history here is incredible. The staff is very passionate and knowledgeable about eve...  more »
  • We planned on going and Mother N provided us with a nice rainy day for an inside museum to see ! It was a Treat for an old rider ! Staff was outgoing and started up bikes at random ! My honey and I re...  more »
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  • Spent the day at the Wheels through time motorcycle museum in Western NC. We read all about the museum. Google had ~1100 5 star review. In this world in which everyone has an opinion I don't pay to much attention to reviews. One wrote it should be on any motorcyclists bucket list. Another wrote, he's been to the Smithsonian and this was better... Yeah sure.. A $15 admission gets you into this museum. Within steps of walking through you are met by not just motorcycles, but mechanical masterpieces with incredible design that truly borders on art. There are hundreds of bikes in here from the early 1900's - present day, and they all run. The staff wonders the huge showroom and knows these bikes, stories and the history inside and out. The history. The design, the mechanics. The staff periodically will start various bikes for those visitors that are around. To hear these machines run was a treat worth the price of admission alone. Jake. A college kid at Western Carolina is one of the experts. He shared his knowledge and stories of many of the bikes we looked at. You couldn't find nicer people to run the place. From the girls in the gift shop to the owners son, they all are eager to make their visitors feel welcome. After 5 hours I got to meet and thank Matt the founders son who shares his dad's passion for these old bikes. Then he offered to take me and my wife to the restoration shop outback and shared his knowledge, answered questions and just generally couldn't have been more pleasant. When the founders son invites you on a small personal tour, you jump at the chance. We hung out well past closing time. We actually walked through the dark museum to get to the front door. So a 5 star rating is truly justified in the case of the wheels through times museum.
  • Super cool people with a wealth of knowledge about the bikes and their history. They would go around and fire them up to hear too! It's one thing to say they all run but to actually start them up is totally different. In one case I saw them take some kids around for a ride in a sidecar. I'll definitely be back.
  • This wonderful museum of all things Harley, Indian and lots of everything possible is a fantastic top notch store that gotta be at least 25-30,000 square feet of showroom. WW II motorcycles and up plus so many other types of bikes, we had planned to make this trip forever but we rode it and now have a lifetime get in card from the owner, we ran late so they kept it open an extra hour for us. If you haven't gone, go but you've gotta "love" motorcycles. I ride a Harley Davidson, my bike of choice but I've had them all.
  • If you like motorcycles it's a must see. The staff is excellent. It cost $15 to get in. I was there on opening day (April 2019).
  • The most terrific collection of American motorcycles/history all under one roof and from concept to execution, outrageously flawless. Thanks Dale for one helluva ride
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