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Museum of American Speed

Address: 599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-323-3166
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

135,000 square feet on three levels. Toy, push, pedal and motorized. Automobile related lunch boxes, record albums, hood ornaments and more. The story of the last hundred plus years of this county is so intertwined with automobile history. I certainly have little knowledge of racing but the collection and the history on display is definitely impressive. The attention to details... More

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Nebraska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lot's of history and stories behind all that is on display. Do plan on spending a lot of time looking. Take advantage of the tour guides and their knowledge....and don't be shy....ask questions! We've been here multiple times and always discover something we haven't seen before.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a multi storied building of roadsters, limousine collectibles, engine blocks and every other automotive lifetime collected items from Bill Smith The four stories professionally claim the rights to the best, most cleanliest display of a lifetimes achievement from a man who lived it.

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Mission, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They opened the museum up specifically for our caravan of Corvettes and the staff were wonderful, knowledgeable, pleasant, and helpful. This place is so big and has so many different parts to it that everyone in the family should find something that they liked. My favourite part was the storyline (as you walked along) of Henry Ford and his business... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not knowing what to expect, I was greatly surprised at how much there was to see. I plan to go back sometime next year and spend a little more time focusing on some of the displays that really peaked my interest. The tour guide was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the exhibits and the couple that spent several decades... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was my second visit to the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, NE and it was even better than the first. Many more exhibits and engine displays. Everything updated and new granite floors. Even if you have been before, you need to return to see all the new exhibits/displays. John MacKichan, Museum Head of Operations, gave us a tour... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A fantastic place to visit in Lincoln, Nebraska whether you are staying in Lincoln or just traveling through. Beautiful old cars, hot rods and everything else you can vision about the history of automobiles and speed. Even for one who is not a car buff, this was fun to see and a lot of history to learn about. Kids will... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was my first visit to the Museum of American Speed and it was everything I had heard about it and more. The massive exhibits contained engines and racing history that overwhelmed me. In my 76 years as a car nut I have never experienced the extent and quality of these exhibits. Every car nut needs to put this Museum... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was blown away by the museum. The collection is just fantastic, whether you have any interest in speed or racing or automotive history you will enjoy the tour. I can't wait to go back. Even our tour guide mentioned that he sees something new on every tour. Plan to stay as long as you can and check to make... More

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Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Not only is this museum a must-do for any car or racing enthusiast, but also for those auto-related toy collectors. This museum has the most extensive collection of pedal cars on the planet! The Museum of American Speed was one of the highlights for us on the recent National Corvette Caravan.

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