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Museum of American Speed

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Address: 599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone Number: +1 402-323-3166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A Can't Miss Attraction for Car Nuts!

This place will blow your mind!!! Top notch quality exhibits! Extremely knowledgeable staff and docents. First rate facilities. If you are anywhere close to Lincoln take the time... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Williams, California, United States
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Williams, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place will blow your mind!!! Top notch quality exhibits! Extremely knowledgeable staff and docents. First rate facilities. If you are anywhere close to Lincoln take the time to check this place out. Be sure and set aside an entire afternoon!

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

Dan, Thank you for the review. We do like to point out that we have a lot of things for even the non car folks to see. We hope you can return soon as we are always getting new things on display to see. More 

Glasgow, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are a car buff you'll be in heaven. If not there is still something left for you. In addition to more cars than I knew existed along with their engines and parts there are displays of skooters, pedal cars, lunchboxes, guitars and an old fashioned soda fountain.

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

Sheila D, First off we want to thank you and your entire group for visiting Lincoln and the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. We enjoyed having all of you here as you passed through Lincoln from Montana. Thank you also for taking the time to give us a review on TripAdvisor and pointing out that you don't have to... More 

Clearwater
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Something for everyone - race cars, lunch boxes, pedal cars, toys, racing engines... it was pretty amazing!

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

Dannette J, Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum of American Speed. We do have something for almost everyone as you noted. We like hearing the word Amazing when guests describe what we have to offer. We hope you can visit again soon. We start our winter hours on October 3rd. We will be open on Mondays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I've been there several times, each time I see something I missed before. My latest visit, I was especially pleased to see Joe Haag's #9 Sprint car there. Thanks' to the people involved to made this happen. Joe would be pleased...........I always take out of town guests to Speedways Museum, they just can't believe all that's there. We sometime go... More 

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

Norm D, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. It's always great to have someone that is a regular visitor give a review. We are very proud to have one of Joe's restorations on display to honor him. Thanks for that nice comment. We hope as 2017 comes that we will get more local people like yourself... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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