Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Sturgis

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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of motorcycling while honoring the heritage of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The museum's doors officially opened in June 2001. The museum's first location was an old church renovated with extensive help from community groups including the museum's Board of Directors, the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, local students and other volunteers from the Sturgis community.

Vintage and rare motorcycles were loaned to the museum for the opening by national and local collectors. After a year of successful operation, the City of Sturgis provided the museum with a new facility at Main Street and Junction Avenue. The historical building had served as the community's post office for over 60 years.

The Motorcycle Museum offers informative and comprehensive exhibits, showcasing nearly 100 unique and historic motorcycles that date back to 1905. The museum's Hall of Fame recognizes individuals or groups who have made a long term positive contribution to the motorcycle community. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to the sport and the lifestyle.
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  • How can you go through Sturgis without a visit to the Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame? Lucky for us, due to Covid, we arrived when it opened and were the only people there! Three floors of...  more »
  • Two floors of motorcycles new and old. I don’t know much about motorcycles but really had fun looking and reading info on them!  more »
  • There are lots of different brands and models of scooters and motorcycles on display. Many had a posting detailing their origin, etc. There are displays documenting the history of the beginning and each decade of the Rally. You need to have more than just a few minutes to fully appreciate what's on display here. It also has a small souvenir shop. Group rates are available, too.
  • Unbelievable, rare collection. Movies were great! Friendly staff. Clean restrooms and facility was spotless. Not expensive. Senior discount. Received a buy one, get one free from Visitor Center Sturgis on right before you get to town. Neat gift shop. Loved it!

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