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Lane Motor Museum, Nashville

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4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Nashville holiday planner to add Lane Motor Museum and other attractions to your Nashville vacation plans.
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  • I really enjoyed my recent visit to the Lane Motor Museum. Great collection of older, mostly European automobiles... that includes some very unusual, funky nearly one-of-a-kind cars, a room with poste...  read more »
  • We've been to a few car museums around the world, and while this is far from the biggest collection, it does have an incredible number of rare and unique cars, particularly miniature cars, all well-la...  read more »
  • Highly recommend fir the European car lover. My boys were ecstatic. Museum is very nice and informative. 
  • This place was really amazing. I saw a few photos and decided to attend but it was bigger than I expected and full of variety. From the 1-wheel McLean to this huge military vehicle outside, the variety of unusual cars is quite vast. They let you take photographs but don't touch any of the vehicles for good reason
  • Great collection of foreign cars and bikes. Everything is out in the open, not in display cases. A lot of history and information about each car too. Well worth a visit.
  • A very unique museum, with a casual atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended for car enthusiasts or gear heads of any stripe.
  • Well, I went here to do a school project, a short documentary, on the museum. Also happens to be the very 1st time one of the videos I've made has managed to make it onto the school's Youtube page, so that's good. Anyway, Vicki was helpful when it came to helping me meet up with Jeff. Jeff had some pretty interesting stories to tell and pretty much all the staff at the museum were nice & helpful. And the cars are pretty interesting to boot. There's some fairly "normal" looking cars, but the majority of the cars here will be cars that you'll look at and wonder "What exactly is that?" Of course, the collection at the museum's mostly European, so don't expect to see Chevy Bel Airs, Ford Fairlanes, Mercuries, Model T's, Pontiac Firebirds, Studebakers, Packards, 1960's Corvettes, yada, yada. You get the idea. Mostly European, some Japanese. A few select American ones. However, the lack of American cars really shouldn't deter you at all from coming to this museum. The admission's pretty cheap, the cars are very interesting, you get to go up real close to them(no touching them, of course!). I think even people who have no interest whatsoever in automobiles, will spend a bit of time looking around at all the oddball cars. lf you are ever in the Nashville area, whether you live around here(like I do) or are just visiting, pay a visit over to the Land Motor Museum. There's really nothing bad that I can say about the Lane Motor Museum. Thumbs way up.
  • This is a really cool museum. With all types of different vehicles to peruse through, and great little bits of information about them really make the trip worthwhile. I wish I lived nearby so I could go more often. Make sure to go out back and check out the LARC.
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