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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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Must see/ call for tour hours

Fantastic museum! Call first for tour hours because they are limited. Get a great tour with a private tour guide. Loved the pedal car level.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Riverton, Wyoming
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Riverton, Wyoming
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum! Call first for tour hours because they are limited. Get a great tour with a private tour guide. Loved the pedal car level.

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Omaha
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place is a must see if you are visiting Lincoln. Even if you are not a race car buff, the guided tour is very interesting as it gives a rare peek into the history of one of the most exciting American sports. he cars are neatly laid out in sections spanning three floors of the building. The tour guide... More 

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

Globetrott3P-P, Thank you for your review and for visiting us. Our Docents (tour guides) pride themselves in their knowledge of the artifacts in the museum. They work hard to keep up on all the changes we make weekly to our displays. We are proud of our wide range of automotive related items on display. We feel we have something here... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

An extensive display of the history of dirt track auto racing. This museum covers sprint, midget and indianapolis racing better and more thoroughly than any I've seen. The displays are extremly well organized and descriptive. The tour guides are tremendously knowledgeable. The displays of pedal cars and scale models are equally as impressive.

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Social Media Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank You for the review of our museum. We are very proud of the knowledge of our Docents and employees. We love to tell the story and history of Auto Racing starting with the Model T Ford and Harry Miller. Our pedal car and toy collection is second to none and we are glad that you enjoyed seeing it. Come... More 

Berthoud, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place just blew my mind. So much to see and enjoy, and if you get the tour from the right docent the experience is even better. I expected a few cars and some information, but got hundreds of cars, with great information and in a immaculate setting!!!

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

Rich, Thank you for your review. We always like it when someone enjoys our tour and has a good experience with a Docent. 2015 is going to an exciting year for us as we move toward being for guest friendly with our schedule. We will be making our intentions known through the different Social Media's. Thanks Again for visiting us... More 

Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With out doubt if you have any interest in cars this is the museum for you. It cover all the bases and does it effectively and clearly. Though somewhat hidden search it out worth the effort.

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

Thank you for reviewing our museum. We always like it when we get people into the museum that know cars. Come back soon More 

Martell
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Even if you are not into cars this is the place to see. Rare cars, toys, antiques, amazing through out. We were at a special event, so you may want to get more information on hours of operation, as I am sure they are not open every day.

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

You are correct, we do have limited hours over the winter. We are using this time to improve the museum. In 2015 we will be opening a new area with new displays. In the mean time we do open up on Fridays for guided tours starting promptly at 2:00 PM. It is always a good idea to be here around... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You don't have to be a racing enthusiasts to love this museum. Some incredible cars on display along with over 300 engines! And I really liked how they have it laid out and make the different displays look like you are Indy in the Gasoline Alley garages or up against the wall at Daytona.

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

We are glad you enjoyed our vast collection of engines, we take great pride in what we consider one of the best such displays in the world More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I spent a very enjoyable and WAAAAY to short of a visit (if you can call a 3 hour walking tour short!) to the Museum of American Speed, compiled by "Speedy" Bill Smith. I was totally not prepared for the breadth of the collection and could have spent twice the time (if my bum knee would have been better!). I... More 

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

Sounds like another trip to our museum is due. We would love to have you back so you can explore longer. There are plans for us to be open more hours in 2015. Keep up with us on facebook More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

We are always happy to get reviews from folks like you that aren't gear heads, it shows us that we are meeting our goal of educating our guests. Please come back again More 

Nebraska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind remarks. We do have very good Docents that love to tell the stories connected to the exhibits. Come back soon More 

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