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 Lane Motor Museum is a must see for any one at any age. My wife thought see would not like it but came away loving it. The museum is the largest collection of European cars in the United States. T...  more »
  • Even if your not a car enthusiast you have got to see this. Don't skip the basement tour. There is a story behind every car ... ask about the one where this guy got his girlfriend out from behind the ...  more »
  • Definently must see if in Nashville.So many old timers from Europe.Really like the motorbike exhibit.Entrance fee is relativly cheap.Kids go in free  more »
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  • It is an wonderful museum and has many cars, trucks, light aircraft, bikes, and motor cycles. It takes a good 2 to 3 hrs to look at each. I also understand only an fourth of the collection is on display. They have special guided tours of the "basement" where the bulk of the collection is. Most displays are foreign autos from 1890s to present.
  • Cool museum. Lots of little interesting cars mixed with a dash of new sports cars. I went because I'm a saab enthusiast. They don't have all the cars that are on the website but I spoke with the man and they said they had a warehouse that they swap the cars with every so often. Good spot to visit when you have time.
  • Very cool collection of strange European Cars, bicycles and motorcycles/mopeds. Staff was extremely nice. Highly recommended if you have any interest in automotive industry. Spent about 2 hours going through everything, glad I finally made it over there. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so be aware of that.
  • Cars like no where else. This place has some interesting vehicles and displays of planes, motorcycles, and even bikes. What impressed me is the vast majority of cars are plated, and look like drivers!
  • One of the best exhibits/museums I have been to. A really nice collection of cars, bikes and motorcycles well displayed and each with a short but informative sign about the object. Outside in a separate garage there are the larger vehicled. There were several short and interesting videos, a really nice area for kids to play, a vending area, a scavenger hunt game for anyone interested in making the visit a bit competitive, and a gift shop. On the weekends there is a tour of the workshop area in the basement. I was quite impressed with how well the place is managed - everything was super clean and well organized.

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