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“Unbelieveable collection of motorcycles”

Motorcyclepedia Museum
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Newburgh
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Unbelieveable collection of motorcycles”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

It's in a somewhat rough part of Newburgh, but don't let that dissuade you from visiting. There is ample parking right in front of the museum. The museum is much larger than it looks when you first drive up because there is a basement level.

The collection is massive! We spent about 3 hours there, probably equally split between the first floor generally, the Indian timeline, and the basement. I imagine that if you're really into motorcycles, you could spend even longer there. The docents were friendly and helpful. There was also a lot of signage / posters on the exhibits that give you more information.

Overall, very well done museum, and it was a pleasant surprise.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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“One of the best Motorcycle Museums in the USA”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a fantastic museum if you love motorcycles. It is very well laid out, and there is an excellent mix of fully restored machines as well as original 'survivors'. There are hundreds of old and one-off special bikes here. Too many wow moments to remember, but the collection of Indian motorcycles must surely be the best in the world, and the number of board track racers, both original and restored, is amazing. The location is not that great but it is well worth the diversion if you are travelling up or down the East coast corridor. The Museum is easy to spot from the road as you drive past it. We only had an hour here - which is enought to take a whirlwind tour, but at least 2 or 3 hours is needed to see everything at a leasurly pace.

Visited October 2013
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“WHAT A COLLECTION!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent collection. Make sure that you visit the basement as well. You can easily spend the entire day if you read the placard of information beside each motorcycle. Nice gift shop.

Visited June 2013
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Unexpectedly interesting”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

If you love motorcycles, you need to come here. It shows generations of motorcycles from indian, harley, and pope. I know nothing about them, and I could appreciate the growth and change through this museum. It was interesting and very big. The upstairs showed mostly the gradual improvements from year to year of indian. Downstairs included harley and pope and a lot of other dynamics of motorcycles. It included beer wagons, icecream wagons, and army motorcycles.

Visited August 2013
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South Plymouth, New York
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142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A must see for all bikers”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place should be on any bikers "to do" list. Wonderful bikes and memorabilia. Only drawback is that it is open only Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. A group of 11 of us met here, coming from all directions, just to tour the museum and it didn't disappoint. If you are a fan especially of very early bikes, here is the place to come.

Visited August 2013
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