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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My favorite part was seeing so many cool cars and automobile memorabilia. Plan on spending a few hours, it's worth it.
My favorite part was seeing so many cool cars and automobile memorabilia. Plan on spending a few hours, it's worth it. more »
Awesome!! We spent 2 hours and didn't even know it. We could have spent more time looking around. It is not just a history of racing, but of the automobile. They have some really beautiful vehicles...
Awesome!! We spent 2 hours and didn't even know it. We could have spent more time looking around. It is not just a history of racing, but of the automobile. They have some really beautiful vehicles... more »
It was indeed a pleasure to meet you Clay and get to know you over the too short a visit at the Speedway Museum. What an awesome afternoon looking at all the memorable cars and other items of interest, many of which I had never seen before nor knew even existed! I look forward to touring again and spending more time when the new building is completed and more items are added. Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime. Joan Ortner
Wow just wow. Anyone into cars American made this should be a pilgrimage particularly if you want to see more know more about motors. There are other collections represented toy cars of all kinds and sizes. Lunch box collection, guitar collection. Very knowledgeable staff and roaming volunteers who are car people and love to just chat about cars. There are special events scheduled periodically we found out about a model T driving event planned. Would recommend.
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