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.Put Museum of American Speed on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lincoln trip planner .
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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Three floors, packed but excellent organization. Elevator available. I could've spent the day in the museum, but the Cars and Coffee event in the parking was great too, 100+ customs and hot rods in pa... more »
If you go, I highly recommend a guided tour. There were 6 people in our group. The museum is quiet, making it very easy to hear the many anectdotes from the tour guide. Too many racing cars to count. ... 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 sensational.....you 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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