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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum

62 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley, NC
828-926-6266
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Even my wife liked it. I really don't want to go overboard, but this was a special place. Everywhere you turned there was something you probably will never see again anywhere else. Dale took quite a bit of time to speak with us, somehow managed to involve my wife in the conversation to my shock, seemed a genuinely nice person.... More

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Sylva, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this museum is not the contents, although it is fabulous. The best thing about the museum is the passion of the people for what they are doing. It is something very rare these days. Walk around, listen to the stories and spend some time here because there are great stories, and the collection is amazing.

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Dale has a fantastic collection of bikes and they all run. Lots of other collectables too like a neat Corvette. We watch his TV show "What's in the Barn" on the Velocity network.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am a great car fan rather than a motorcycle enthusiast. However, the eclectic collection of wheeled vehicles and motorized contractions will certainly appeal to almost anyone. This is not a shiny, polished museum, but rather a gritty collection of items, most in the state in which they were found. Dale, the founder, was busy cranking several older cycles and... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

...if you are expecting other important motorcycles and history, don't expect to see it here. The Barber Museum in Alabama is a much better and interesting (and representative) of all important facets of motorcycle history. That all being said, this museum does have a very large number (of mainly old Harleys). A very large amount of the bikes border on... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We never expected to have the pleasure of meeting Dale the owner. He stopped what he was doing to thank us and had a lengthy conversation with my family. The museum was very busy that day but he took the time to really make it a special day for us. He even gave all four of my kids rides on... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I am a huge fan of the tv show what's in the barn. So it was cool that when we got the we met Dale. He even started a 100 year old motorcycle and rode it around inside the museum. Very cool place and tons of history.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The collection of motorcycles assembled at Wheels Through Time is both fascinating and powerfully displayed. The owner, Dale, has an obvious love of the machine and a respect for the craftsmanship through the ages of development of the motorcycle. The staff was helpful and kind. I recommend visiting in the morning, breaking for one of the local eateries, and returning... More

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Please tripadvisor can we have another grade above excellent ? First of all I ride bikes so this was so far up my street it was unreal.Dale the owner is without question the most hands on guy I have met, he will and does talk to most visitors .Non of this don't do this don't do that, the guy started... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

if you love motorcycles and old cars this is the place you need to stop. give your self an 1 to 2 hours, so much to view, motorcycles I never knew existed.

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