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“A must-see -- even for non-motorcyle folks; a wonderful experience”

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I'm still reveling in my visit to the Wheels Through Time museum yesterday. I had been to Maggie Valley several times but somehow missed seeing this wonderful place. Actually, I had never heard of it until I got a motorcycle two years ago. But, boy, this is a unique experience. Owner Dale was a superb, hands-on host who was on the floor starting up bikes for visitors and telling stories and sharing experiences -- on very little sleep, as he and his son had just returned from a busy swap-meet trip up to Ohio; he is an excellent mechanic who rebuilt many of the displayed bikes and cars. This fine place deserves more attention than it gets. The lobby/reception folks were extremely helpful and friendly (free coffee, too!!)

1  Thank Karl K
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm more of a car fan than a motor bike fan. But I thought this place was amazing. The owner of the museum was wandering round and was happy to chat. Great place.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

WOW, its a big warehouse and it was July so please put on the A/C. It was a bit over priced for what it was.

4  Thank Cathy L
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

There is no doubt that if you are a motorcycle aficionado, this place will make your head spin. Bikes upon bikes upon bikes of every make, model, and year. Racing, touring, dirt, hill climb, there all there along with a ton of memorabilia.
However, the museum is unorganized. Most bikes lack any description about uniqueness, history, age, etc. So to a casual observer, it seems like just a hodgepodge of motorcycles. Additionally, the displays are dusty and appear neglected.
Of course the bulk of the items are Harley's. And I think all the bikes are American made which is okay by me.
If you are into motorcycles you won't want to leave. If your interest is casual, 1 to 2 hours will be more than enough time to peruse the collection.

Thank Irotram
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A fantastic museum with volunteers that love motorcycles as much as we did. My Dad is a 91 year old Pearl Harbor veteran that rode his motorcycle until he gave it up at 89 years old. The Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum treated him like he was royalty. His favorite bike was the Police 3 Wheeler Unit # 4 that was used by Police Traffic enforcement. He is a retired Police Officer and remembered when they were used.

Thank Tazlady397
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