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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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Great collection street rod cars and components

A world class collection of racing memorabilia. Classic hot rod cars and parts that cannot be found in most car museums. Kudos to the Smiths

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A world class collection of racing memorabilia. Classic hot rod cars and parts that cannot be found in most car museums. Kudos to the Smiths

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

We are glad that enjoyed your visit to our museum. We pride ourselves in offering a large collection that is varied so that almost anyone can enjoy visiting. We open our doors at noon Monday through Friday to self tour the 1st floor and the guided tour of the 2nd and 3rd floors starts promptly at 1:00 pm. We are... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Wow! Very impressive. I used to live here and didn't know of this until we took a group here. Very impressive history of racing and all kinds of other unique antique cars and collectibles of other types. You won't be disappointed.

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

RyanfromIowa, Thanks you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are kind of an unknown gem in our local area but are known throughout the automotive world as one of the best museum's of the type in the country. We are working hard to become better known locally so that the people of Lincoln and... More 

Iowa
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

It is more than just race cars, there are amazing historical displays covering much of the American auto industry. This is a great visit for history buffs as well with hundreds of antique pedal cars, soap box cars and Lunch boxes. Excellent stop.

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

Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed all the different types of items that we have on display More 

Sebring, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had the opportunity to deal with the museum staff on a more personal level when my wife and I donated a piece for display. From the top of the organization chart on down, everybody we encountered in the process was courteous, helpful and professional. They not only expressed gratitude for our contribution, but they also paid for all shipping... More 

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

Thanks for the review. It's people like you that make our museum such a great place for our guests. The fact that you donated such a great piece to us so that more people can see it is what makes us a destination for so many people across the country and even the world. Thanks again and we hope to... More 

Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An unbelievable collection of not only racing memorabilia, but other things as well. A must see. Something for everybody, not just race fans.

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

Thanks dml74073 for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our entire museum and that you pointed out that we are not just for race fans or gearheads. We pride ourselves in the fact that we have so much for people to enjoy from our pedal cars, lunch boxes, music albums and of course the cars and engines. Hurry... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Today I took my 2nd tour of the museum and saw even more relics of the history of American dirt track racing than I did the 1st time several years ago. They are constant finding more and more of the original old race cars of the past and restoring them to their glory days. MORE HISTORY in one floor of... More 

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

Jerry M , thank you for your review. It is always great to hear that a guest has returned a second or third time and still finds that they still wish to return again and again! I believe that you were part of the Open House we held for the USAC Sprints, so to know that a true racer enjoys... More 

Lincoln, NE
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21 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had heard about this museum a number of times, but had no idea about the vast collection on display. I agree with other reviewers that you don't have to be a total car or racing buff to appreciate the amazing cars and artifacts on display. There are many race cars and engines throughout the museum. The 1930 Duesenberg and... More 

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

Thanks Jski529 for your review. Your feedback on the length of the tour is appreciated. We are changing a few ways that we do things starting May 1st 2015. We will be allowing our guests to take self guided tours of parts of the museum plus for those that want to take a Docent guided tour that will be offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place is unbelievable! I could spent days here. Thank you Speedy Bill Smith !! Lots of racing cars, engines, pedal cars. If you are a gear head you must see this museum. You will not be disappointed.

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Riverton, Wyoming
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thanks for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. You are correct about the need to call us prior to visiting due to our unusual hours. BUT our summer hours will be taking effect soon and we will be open more hours. For now we offer guided tours each Friday afternoon starting at 2:00 PM sharp.... More 

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

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 

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