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Museum of American Speed, Lincoln

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Founded in 1992 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith, the Museum of American Speed is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history. The vast collection resulted from the Smiths’ personal involvement in racing and hot rodding for more than six decades, and their lifelong passion for collecting and preserving historic automotive artifacts. The museum is a federally recognized 501(c)3 Private Foundation and currently encompasses more than 150,000 sq. ft. over three levels.

Located in Lincoln Nebraska on the Speedway Motors campus, the Museum of American Speed is one of Nebraska's best kept secrets and has a large collection of unique, one of a kind racing engines, automobilia, pedal cars, and toys.
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  • We are on a 2700 mile road trip and this museum was one of the highlights for my husband. It is huge inside and we were told they are building an 85,000 sq ft addition as they have much more in...  more »
  • If there is such a thing as a “hidden gem”, the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln is it! I could not believe how many race cars they had - including Indy cars, Le Mans and pretty much everything in....  more »
  • We took some Canadian friends that were visiting and Dean Dumler gave us a wonderful tour. He was very knowledgeable with great stories about drivers and cars. Our friends had been at other car museums around the country and thought this was one of the best. Even if you are not into racing, you can enjoy this museum.
  • Absolutely need more than one day. An over powering exhibit with so much to take in, cannot say enough good things about it. Cheers speedy bill and speedway motors.

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