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Address: 599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone Number: 402-323-3166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A MUST SEE for any racing or auto enthusiast!

The Museum is amazing. Period. I have had the opportunity to visit twice with the Sports Car Club of America (they generously hosted an event for us!) and my mind was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Briget S
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is amazing. Period. I have had the opportunity to visit twice with the Sports Car Club of America (they generously hosted an event for us!) and my mind was completely BLOWN AWAY that this is a private collection/museum. You will see everything from classic toys, an entire floor of engines, a workshop, classic and vintage race cars, interesting... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Museum Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Briget S, Thank you for visiting Lincoln and taking the time to review The Museum of American Speed. We really enjoy having the SCCA events in Lincoln. It's also nice to be able to host the event at the museum. We would like to correct one comment you made. We are not a private collection. We are a 501(c) (3)... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cars, especially 50's, 60's and all types of race cars don't miss this museum. This is an amazing collection of autos, children's pedal cars, and engines. There's also a collection of lunch boxes and LP album covers that have auto themes. I went for a tour. Bob was the tour guide and he gave a small group... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Ken S, Thank you for your review of the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. We are glad that you choose to take the guided tour, and that you were able to have Bob as your tour guide. Bob was lucky enough to have lived a lot of the history of the Speedway 4X car back in the 1960's. Each... More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the kids here as their favorite movie is Talledega nights. They had a blast but i was bored after 20 minutes.

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

CaribbeanFan79, Thanks for taking the time to review The Museum of American Speed. We are very sorry that you were bored after 20 minutes. The staff got together and decided that this is the first time we had heard the word bored in describing our museum. I wish that we could have made it more exciting for you because we... More 

Blair, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing amount of automotive history that includes rare engines, race cars, pedal cars, and the most Model T Fords and the most Model T aftermarket parts that I have ever seen in one place. Lots flat head ford motors and the many different ways that people worked to make faster and run cooler. Worth the price of admission, and I... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Jeff , Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum of American Speed. We also want to thank you for visiting us. It means a lot to have people come and truly enjoy what we have to offer. We will pass on to Lydell that you enjoyed the tour. He is one of our many dedicated Docent Tour Guides.... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Nebraska, but haven't ever "toured" the area. We were very pleasantly surprised by the museum. This museum is fantastic. The size and variety of cars, engines, pedal cars, etc. is amazing. Our 2 hours was not enough! It is a little hard to find, but WELL worth it!

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

Byron B, First off, thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor. It's always nice when we are able to have our guests leave the museum "pleasantly surprised". Some people enjoy our museum so much they come back multiple times, as you discovered there is a lot to see and take in. We are open 4 1/2... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen many cars, been to many museums for cars and never have I been so impressed! This state-of-the-art facility boasts literally thousands of vehicles, both old and some "new," both large and small, and some so rare you'd never guess! This is a stunning collection that even the novice will be intrigued. The pedal cars are the sort... More 

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MuseumAmericanSpeed, Staff at Museum of American Speed, responded to this review

stevrico1, Thanks for taking the time to not only visit but to also write a review. We do have thousands of artifacts and that includes hundreds of cars from Indy cars that were in the 500, replicas in the form of a pedal car or one of the many scale models you can find in display cabinets on the 3rd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves cars, so we had to visit. The admission was a little higher than I wanted to pay, but there was lots to see and he loved it. If you're a racing enthusiast, go!

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

Amanda R, We want to thank you for taking the time to review The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. Your feedback on our admission prices are welcomed, but we feel that $15.00 for 4 1/2 hours of being able to explore one of the best museums of it's type in the world is reasonable. We allow children under 5... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

The museum has an unbelievable collection of pedal cars and anything to do with speeds. It is well worth your time to see this attraction

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

441art, Thanks for taking the time to review the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our huge pedal toy display. You may have heard while here that we are in the process of building a whole new pedal toy area that we think will be even better than what we have now. It will... More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I saw their display at the Vintage show at Indianapolis in June and was going to be out west so I had to stop. What a great museum. Being from Indianapolis, I love racing. They had an Indy display with garages and some roadsters, engines and memorabilia. There's a NASCAR area with some great old cars, engines and information about... More 

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

bobvacation2063, Thanks for the great review. Nice to know that you discovered us at the Indy event. Your glowing review said it as well as it can be said. You pretty much covered all the bases except for our hours. We will be open M-F noon to 4:30 until October then we will be cutting back to winter operation which... More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

For any car buff it was amazing so many exhibits so carefully looked after, really pleasant experience

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

Dave T, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. It's really amazing how many people come to visit from all over the world. It was nice to have some from The UK. We are glad that you had a pleasant experience. We want to thank for visiting Lincoln, Nebraska. More 

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