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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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Do you like engines, cars, toys? This is YOUR heaven!

So many amazing things to see here. Old cars, pedal cars, toys, engines as far as the eye can see. The tours happen once or twice a day and are well worth it. Our group was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So many amazing things to see here. Old cars, pedal cars, toys, engines as far as the eye can see. The tours happen once or twice a day and are well worth it. Our group was very small and intimate. All questions are welcomed and the guides are extremely sharp.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was so much more then I expected. So many cars of all types, race cars, show cars and rare production cars. Literally hundreds of restored engines on display stands. A whole floor of peddle cars, toys, wagons, bicycles, tricycles. Collections of lunch boxes and guitars. The friendly staff will answer all your questions and are very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Wellington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

OMG this is a must for all!! It's just so overwhelming!! The collection is brilliantly layer out, so much details, just loved it!!

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Perhaps the best kept secret in Lincoln... a massive collection of automobile history with a huge emphasis on racing. I don't care who you are or where you've been, you'll learn plenty in this place and see things you've never imagined before. Rare and cool stuff under that roof! Tip...Allow a couple hours at least. It's much bigger than I... More 

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Decorah, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

From Bob greeting us as we arrived to Jim giving us the tour, this was a friendly museum. It shares well-preserved historical cars, motors and accessories. We loved that some items were not restored but in their original "beauty". The only negative was that you could see the second and third floors only with a tour guide at a designated... More 

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

We are glad that you enjoyed our museum and we agree there is something for everyone. It is kind of a new thing to display artifacts without restoring all of them, leaving them as found can be more interesting and informative. We are glad you noticed. As far as the "negative" you mentioned, at this time we do only allow... More 

Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is well worth every minute we spent in the museum. Our guide Jerry was sooooooo interesting and informative.

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

thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your Docent (tour guide) Jerry. We feel that we have excellent Docents that really enjoy showing people our museum. come again soon More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

We are pleased that your husband enjoyed our museum. BUT we like to think that we have something for everyone to enjoy even the ladies. The pedal cars and the carousel are usually big hits with the Non-Car crowd. We are proud of all the positive comments we get on how clean the museum is, our staff does a great... More 

Watkins, Iowa
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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
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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 

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