Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

4.9
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum encompasses an impressive motorcycle museum and a world-class racetrack. The museum's collection includes over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars, half of which are on display at any given time. You can view bikes from the U.S. and abroad dating back to 1904, as well as top-of-the-line creations from today. Don't miss the Lotus race cars. The racecourse features 3.8 km (2.4 mi) of track and 16 turns. Check online to see if any races are being held during your visit. Discover how to plan a Birmingham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is adjacent to the track in Birmingham. I found this on Trip Advisor as we were passing thru. They have done a beautiful job of displaying cars and motorcycle collections. Give yourself at...  more »
  • If you love motorcycles and appreciate cars or EVEN LIKE them a little you will find this place worth your time! If you are anywhere near this place its a must! So clean and so many motorcycles and ca...  more »
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  • Amazing place! A must see if you’re visiting Alabama. There are THREE levels of amazing vintage cars and bikes to see. There’s also a racetrack out back that you can go and watch the drivers race. It’s such a good experience. Perfect for the whole family
  • we visited the museum a couple of years ago, mostly unguided. There were employees around to answer questions. My own experience yesterday was quite different. I was tagging along as a chaperone with a home-school field trip group. First stop was the theater where an employee provided information, answered questions and showed a short film. At the end of this session, the large group was divided into two smaller groups for a tour of the museum. Since our group was large, a number of employees helped with the tour. After about an hour and a half, we wound up on the lower floor with the hands-on activities children really appreciate. The kids sat at tables to sketch a car or motorcycle, then they used molding clay to shape their vehicle; they took all of this home in a plastic bag at the end. While children worked at the tables, our guide rotated from table to table asking questions related to the tour. As children answered the questions, they moved to one of several small motorcycles to help put on parts; when they finished this, they were presented with a lanyard and badge reading "Build a Bike participant". As children completed adding a part to the bike, they were sent to wait for their turn to "drive" a race car on a video game. I suggest you visit the museum website to get a full picture of what they have to offer. There are special events and a variety of tours available.

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