Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum

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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA793 contributions
Apr 2021
While I know nothing about motorcycles or their history, I do like niche museums. So I drove out to Wheels Through Time to check out this well-reviewed attraction. The entry fee is $15 with enough to keep you busy for an hour or two. The museum is pretty large and contains mostly older model motorcycles, but they also have a few newer ones and wheeled conveyances that are not motorcycles. The presentation of the collection is pretty polished and the displays looked well cared for. There were some signs that made sense to me and some that meant nothing to me. None of the signs are overly dense like some museums. Wheels Through Time also has employees walking around that will answer questions and tell stories. It's worth finding one of these people when they are telling a story to illustrate the history a little better. I heard/read they occasionally fire up a motorcycle or take someone for a spin. This didn't happen while I was there, but it definitely would've added to the visit. The museum requires masks but no one in the museum, employees included, wear them. I would recommend this for motorcycle lovers or curious people passing through.
Written April 19, 2021
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bikerbabe77
Vicksburg98 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a really awesome place. We visited in September and the weather was rainy but not too cold. It is a really cool motorcycle museum that takes you back through time with motorcycles from older years. The place is huge and lots of stuff to take in. Plan for a full day. They also auction off a motorcycle each year.
Written December 4, 2021
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Aerowing
Monee, IL4,984 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is one of the best motorcycle museums in the country. The museum consists of all American made motorcycles from mostly the early years. There’s a whole days worth of bikes to see and hear. There’s guides walking around the museum that will answer any of your questions and on occasion they’ll even start some of the bikes as this is a museum in which almost every bike is still in running condition which is great. I brought in a picture from my grandfathers old Indian motorcycle not knowing what year it was and they were able to tell me it was a 1931 Indian V4 which was amazing. So many beautiful, historic and rare bikes that you’d have to see it to believe it. If you love motorcycles or just transportation just history for that matter then I highly recommend coming here for a visit.
Written September 20, 2021
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tammy d
Chillicothe, OH95 contributions
May 2021
stopped by for a look,,amazing. Lots of motorcycle history and the people working were so friendly. they answered questions even walked around to people to see if they had questions. alot to see here, motorcyles, cars, bikes, most of the items had the history about them. had 2 floors of items to stroll around and read about. if you are in maggie valley this is a definite stop.
Written June 1, 2021
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happy2review
new york135 contributions
Apr 2021
We took a trip for the weekend to the Asheville area. We decided we wanted to take a ride to Cherokee and on the way, we passed a sign for this museum. My husband noticed it and said that he used to watch the show (What's in the Barn) and would love to see the museum. Naturally, we had to stop and visit.

I have to be honest. I am not a motorcycle buff by any means and neither is my husband. However, he was a fan of the show, seemed to know a lot about it and about the owner and kept saying how he appreciates what he does. Even though this is not really "my thing" I had a good time. The place is well laid out and there was so much to see. As others have said, even if you are not really into motorcycles, there is a lot of history going on here. There were so many great photos and artifacts from the past to browse through. They even had some old cars and that was a plus because my husband IS a huge car buff.

We had to the chance to enter a raffle, for a fee, and place our ticket in their "wishing well". I thought that was cute. The admission was $15 each. Everyone was friendly. They had a nice little gift shop too. There are other things to see in the area as well so it is worth a visit if you ever find yourself near here.
Written April 13, 2021
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tawny1956
Millsboro, DE513 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a must see if you are in the area. The museum has an impressive collection of motorcycles, cars, memorabilia, pictures and posters, and beautiful antique furniture throughout, used as displays. Even those who are not “gear heads” will be in awe of the extensiveness of the collection, which is clearly well cared for.
Written July 12, 2021
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Ambulldog10
Greer, SC4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
What an absolutely magnificent museum of motorcycle history. The staff are friendly and super knowledgeable. We even got to speak Matt and see him ride a vintage bike through his museum, I mean how cool is that. This place is a don't miss if you're in the area.
Written June 2, 2022
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ylre600
Florida17 contributions
Nov 2019
This place is amazing. They have so many motorcycles on display one could easliy spend many hours walking through and seeing everything. It even smells like a motorcycle shop with oil and gas smells. If you're luckey, like we were, they may even actually fire up one of the historic bikes. Awesome noise.
Written January 3, 2020
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buckeyefan1316
Findlay, OH22 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
If you love American motorcycles, this is a must go! The fact that every one of them will start, is remarkable. There are bikes everywhere in this museum. It’s so comfortable walking through too. You are encouraged to ask questions and enjoy at your own pace. They started up 2 bikes while we were there, just so you could fully enjoy the sounds and smells of history. We met one of Dale’s sons as we were leaving. He couldn’t have been any nicer to talk with and was so genuine (shaking all of our hands) when he asked us to come back and visit. Our son, that is 17, rides and had a great time hearing the history of the 4 cylinder engine on the Indian and why it ended being used. Very knowledgeable staff! Definitely will go back.
Written July 11, 2021
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ronjo81
Charlotte106 contributions
Jul 2021
Drove through Maggie Valley on the way to Harrah’s to see this place. Had no idea the collection would be so extensive. Wonderful experience. Staff were eager to answer questions. Very nice and helpful. We spent just over 2 hours here. Hand stamp after admission so you can take a break outside and go back in. Bargain in the gift shop… buy raffle tickets for a Harley and get a free t-shirt and dvd.
Written July 27, 2021
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