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“Well worth the trip and modest price!”

Smoky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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“Well worth the trip and modest price!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is an extraordinary collection of vintage motorcycles and the owner, Derek Smith, is quite knowledgeable about each cycle. He restored these pieces of history to the period in which it was manufactured and many of the names were from around the world and the first I'd ever seen. I loved the reproduction of the original Harley shop and the 1910 HD is spectacular. From carbide lamps to kick starts this is a must see attraction in East Tennessee. http://youtu.be/v_4x8vL8SLg

Visited July 2011
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“Amazing variety of motorcycles, lovingly restored”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

If you remember Whizzers , Service Cycles, and Cushman scooters, or want to discover something of past two-wheeled transportation, The Smoky Mountain Motorcycle Museum is a great place to visit. The owner was quite personable, and pointed out some interesting facts about his collection, as well as being open to our questions. We spent about an hour perusing his bikes and memorabilia, which includes some other antiques, such as gas pumps and even a really old barber chair.

I have toured transportation museums, and other motorcycle museums, including the well-regarded "Wheels through Time", but this collection, although relatively small, has more interesting motorcycles than any I have seen. There are some of the more typical bikes, including an early Harley, Honda, and Suzuki, but there are some rare bikes here, including a Nimbus, a DKW Hummel, a Triumph made in Germany, a Pannonia with a side car, a Puch, and many more.

The facility is an old auto dealership, which has been converted into a museum, and it features some murals to help create a small town of a bygone era. There are some vintage signs, magazine pages, and newspaper clippings, but what impressed me was the quality of each piece in the museum, which spans about a hundred years and contains motorcycles from the whole world, not just America.

And, as motorcyclists ourselves, we enjoyed the location, which is right next to a big lake, and near many good roads for motorcycle riding.

Visited June 2011
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