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Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Awesome Personal Collection shared

Visited here earlier today: Solvang Motorcycle Museum, turns out all the bikes are owned by one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil R
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Local Treasure

I've been to the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama; and, I've seen a collection on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DenPearl510
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Arroyo Grande
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OPEN SAT/SUN 11-5 AND WEEKDAYS from 11:00 - 3:00 by calling ahead. The L.A. Times voted the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum as one of the 5 Best Places to Visit in California for $10 or less. The Vintage Motorcycle Museum houses a private...more
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320 Alisal Rd, Suite 202, Solvang, CA 93463-3749
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here earlier today: Solvang Motorcycle Museum, turns out all the bikes are owned by one guy, but at least he is sharing it! Load of stuff you've only ever heard about. Amongst the Black Shadows, Aerial Square fours, various Vincent, Norton, Triumph, RC30, Ducati,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama; and, I've seen a collection on display by the Guggenheim Museum when it was in Las Vegas. The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum has in their collection many motorcycles I have never seen in other collections,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DenPearl510
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dennis, Thank you so much for the great review. I really enjoyed your group and talking with you. It was obvious from the outset that you all knew far more about the actual mechanics of the motorcycles than I do. I know their histories...More

Reviewed December 15, 2018

Many diverse and sparkling clean, shiny motorcycles in mint condition here. The Motorcycle Museum has a wide variety of cycles to enjoy.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cheri P
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Dear Cheri Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the variety of extraordinary rare motorcycles in the Museum. We hope you will return again because that is only half of the owner's collection! So, we do rotate motorcycles in and...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

a lot of history and cool bikes ! a great break from wine tasting and shopping in Solvang. Always fun to seeMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Greetings! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have so many extraordinary bikes in the Museum and it's always a treat for me to open up during the week. I am the lucky one who gets to open up during the week. I...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Visited mid-week, the museum was closed, but the sign on the door said "do not walk away - call us". Before long, a gentleman opened up for me. Once inside, I was in motorcycle heaven! You will see bikes here that you will not see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

We are so glad that you read the sign on the door and that Michael was available to open up for you. We are always happy to open the Vintage Motorcycle Museum mid-week for visitors, I usually open up for visitors in the morning and...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum. I had read about this extensive collection of American, Japanese and European motorcycles in the quaint Danish town of Solvang 130 miles north of LA, so I made the trip from LA especially...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hi Musclebearnz, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum and for your thoughtful words about me. It was such a pleasure meeting you and talking with you. I remember our visit well - you were so kind and incredibly high spirited. You are...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

From the outside the museum is very understated, almost hidden next to some offices and amongst the trees, but as you walk in, wham! Brought Superior SS100, Crocker and the infamous Britten. What a fantastic collection of exotic machines, the Britten alone was worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Paul, Thank you for your wonderful review. "Packs a Punch" indeed! It is always such a pleasure to open the Museum for visitors who are familiar with these rare legendary motorcycles. Yes, the WWII Indian Engine in its original crate, which sat for 70...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

A++ experience if you are a motorcycle enthusiast. Definitely recommend! The range of the collection dates from the early 20th century to modern. Such a treat to see so many beautiful machines.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Dear SouthbaySJ, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a positive review of the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum. We truly appreciate your patronage and are so delighted that you really enjoyed viewing the extensive collection of rare vintage and classic motorcycles. The collection...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Lot's of new and vintages motorcycles here. Spent about an hour looking around. They keep the bikes in good shape and cleaned well.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig M
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you, Craig, for the 5 star review. I am very glad you enjoyed your visit. I am glad you spent some time looking at the motorcycles. Did you visit on the weekend or during the week? Just wondering which of the Docents was there...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Had a private tour on our ride from Norther California. This place is amazing. The currator, Jill is a bundle of information as well. Don't miss this experience if you are a motorcycle enthusiast.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hello My Friends, WeRTravelbugs, I remember our visit and I really enjoyed speaking with each of you in your traveling caravan. It was so enjoyable to talk with you about the motorcycles and to know that you appreciated the rarity of the motorcycles in the...More

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