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Museum of American Speed

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Address: 599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-323-3166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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My Husband loved the Museum

My husband loved it. Not only are the race cars but also many kinds of collections to do with racing. Beautifully presented, not a bit of dust. Many helpful guides. Get there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My husband loved it. Not only are the race cars but also many kinds of collections to do with racing. Beautifully presented, not a bit of dust. Many helpful guides. Get there at noon so you can join the tour of floor 2 and 3 which starts at 1pm.

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Watkins, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Way beyond what I expected. You don't have to be a car person to enjoy the place. The museum has a floor of pedal toys and models it has lunch boxes it has guitars it has engines it has restored cars and every kind of race car and hot rod and that's just to look at. The staff at the... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and for the review. We do have a lot of things to see even for the Non-Car guys and gals. You pointed out the pedal cars, we have people come from all over the world just to see the pedal cars. We hope you can visit again soon! Its always fun to read the reviews because so... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is bucket list stuff- lots of it. Hundreds of vehicles designed to go faster than reason allows. Ear splitting, death defying, chrome-plated,smoking red hot Racers!! 10 bucks admission -- about a penny a goosebump. Wonderful guides. GO!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank you your great review. We should have you as our PR person. One correction, Our admission is $15.00 except seniors over 65 are $10.00 as are youth between 5 and 17. Children 5 and under are free. Active military are also free with ID.. We open M-F at noon and the guided tour stats promptly at 1:00. We are... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a world class museum, with an unmatched array of items on display. we had a great time and will go back again!!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and submitting a review. We DO consider ourselves a world class museum. we have many guests that come from all over the world to see our collection. Included are the worlds largest collection of pedal cars, the worlds largest collection of racing engines, including the largest collection of Miller/Offenhauser items in the world. We are always happy... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have 8 children and have not been able to afford many museums but we are traveling lighter now and with only two kids this was a well spent 2 1/2 hours! Educational, cool, and filled with a great tour by a volunteer with lots of stories and first hand experience. Excellent and well worth the trip!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and are now able to visit us and other museums across the country. We feel that our prices help families have an interesting and educational experience. Come again soon.. More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Smith Collection is awesome! It has three floors of collectibles with the first and second floors dedicated to race cars and the engines that powered them. "Speedy" Smith and his wife and children did a fantastic job of bringing all these important pieces of history onto three floors of displays. I will definitely come back to spend more time... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We hope that you can return in the future so that you can spend more time on the first floor. We do open at noon M-F so that you can check out the first floor before the guided tour of the 2nd and 3rd floors start at 1:00. Usually there is plenty of time after the... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A definitely MUST for all interested in cars of any kind! This museum/collection is well displayed, incredible details of racing and really neat vehicles. My husband and teenage son alike LOVED this! Definitely worth it to get there for the Guided Tour to get the information about the massive amount of collection items! Our guide was Tim and he was... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Becky, We are pleased that your teenage son's enjoyed their visit. It is important to us that we educate the younger generations about the importance of the history of automobile racing in the USA. Its also good that you and your husband also enjoyed the different items we have on display. We will pass your kind comments on to Tim,... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The museum is very interesting with the wide range of old and rebuilt autos and a large collection of one of a kind autos. Very new place and limited times to view the autos from the time I visited.

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Jerry thanks for visiting. It is always nice to get local people here at the museum. We have been open at this location for 10 years and the museum was established over 20 yeas ago by Bill and Joyce Smith. Your comments point out that we need to do a better job educating local people that we are here. We... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An amazing collection of rare pedal cars, classic cars, and other Americana. Very neat and clean... A group or a service club can schedule a tour. My Kiwanis Club did several years ago. A hidden Lincoln & Nebraska gem!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our unique collection of pedal cars and vintage racing engines. As you learned on the tour, we have what many people believe are the largest collection of both of these subjects in the USA. We look forward to seeing you again soon as it is impossible to see... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There is something here for everyone. The history of early American racing all in one spot. Engines, cars, parts and everything else!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Public Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Al, it was great having you out to the Museum of American Speed for a visit. Thank you for the glowing review on Trip Advisor. We try to represent many different forms of racing to tell the story of what was happening in the sport of racing throughout the years. Thanks again for taking time to write a review! More 

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Address: 599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-323-3166
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln

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