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Lane Motor Museum, Nashville

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Claiming the largest collection of European cars and motorcycles in the United States, Lane Motor Museum offers visitors a chance to discover the history behind the development of some of the world's most unusual and innovative vehicles. You can explore over 300 models including propeller-powered vehicles, microcars, amphibious vehicles, and three-wheeled cars. Don't miss the exhibit featuring the largest collection of Czechoslovak cars outside Europe, including 13 vehicles made by Tatra--one of the world's oldest automobile manufacturers. The motorcycle gallery displays vintage and modern European bikes, as well as several Japanese-made scooters. Check online for upcoming events and special exhibits. Take a look at our Nashville trip planner to schedule your visit to Lane Motor Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The MOST rare and unique cars we've seen at an auto museum. Both of us had seen this museum on different auto shows including Jay Leno's Garage and found this to be a great place worth visiting!  more »
  • What a wonderful collection and presentation of automobiles and other transportation units. So many are from abroad, many brands I've heard of but never seen before. Anytime I can see more than one...  more »
  • We weren't too interested to go initially, however, it was delightful, to say the least!! So many varieties of very similar cars. So much great history as to when constructed and how and who for.  more »
  • One of the finest motor museums I have visited. One of a kind private collection, many of which have been restored in-house to near new condition. Only Gateway Motor Museum and Barber Motor Sport Museum come close. Over 550 vintage vehicles. A must-see-before-you-die venue.
  • This museum ranks amongst the best we’ve been to. Cars are grouped under the national flags of their country of origin. Interesting stories involving the car’s histories and owners are posted beside the cars and shared by museum caretakers. Below the main floor are even more cars in various states of renovation. Rides and demonstrations of the vehicles are scheduled at various times. We spent 4 hours here but could have enjoyed several more. One amazing auto museum. We will be back!
  • This place is so cool! There's such a large variety of different cars, both unique & rare. The volunteers walking around were so nice & offered additional information that was much appreciated. We went on Father's Day weekend, so they were letting fathers in for free, which we thought was really nice.
  • Amazing place for lovers of cars but always lovers and the whacky and weird. It's without a doubt got the best selection or rare, unique and outright crazy vehicles of any car museum I've been to. Definitely recommend a visit.
  • I've been to Lane several times and it's always a great experience. Staff is friendly,the cars are really interesting, and the exhibits are always changing. I think my favorite thing is that they drive most of the cars. Just so cool that that's a big thing for them. On my last trip I had the privilege to see the Nissan Heritage museum which is not always open. Very cool experience with very neat cars. A bonus of that tour is the opportunity to go through the basement of Lane which is literally packed with unique cars. Overall I'd say a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.

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