Wheels Through Time Museum is one of the best motorcycle museums in Western NC. Located in Maggie Valley, it is a must-see destination for motorcycle and history lovers alike. Learn about American motorcycle history with hundreds of rare and vintage bike displays. There is no other museum like it, visited by hundreds of thousands worldwide, and a must-see vacation destination spot to add to your itinerary.
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About the Wheels Through Time Museum
Founded in 1993 by Dale Walksler, the Wheels Through Time Museum is one of the top places to learn about American motorcycle history. The museum has over 300 displays of rare and historically classic all-American motorcycles.
Some of the motorcycles you will see on your tour are Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson, and more. While you will marvel at the big-named motorcycles, other types of bikes are featured here as well. Some other exciting displays are original paint machines, board track racers, American Dirt Track racing, and choppers and bobbers.
Visiting One of the Best Museums in Western NC
When you get there, you can see at least twelve displays of motorcycles from different eras, including exhibits like The “Swim Shop,” Americas Rarest, and the Chopper Graveyard. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many other fascinating exhibits depicting motorcycle history will easily keep you busy all day.
Admission is at a steal price, with adults for $15, Seniors for $12, and Kids at $7. While you are there, be sure to check out their store. They have t-shirts, mugs, books, and souvenirs for everyone in the family.
Since they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they rely on yearly donations to keep its doors open. So you can also donate on their website if you want to help.
Wheels Through Time Museum Raffle
Also, be sure to enter their raffle. Every year, the Wheels Through Time Museum raffles off a bike. Past winners received Harley-Davidsons like the 1937 Knucklehead Bobber, the 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead, and the 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead.
This annual raffle serves a few purposes. The first is to bring about awareness and education about classic motorcycles, the second purpose is to raise money for the museum, and the last goal is because it is fun to win one of these beauties!
Interested in other museums in the area? Check out these other great museums to visit in Western North Carolina!
Stay With Us at The Orchard Inn
When you visit Western North Carolina, there truly is something for everyone. Along with visiting the Wheels Through Time Museum, many motorcyclists love riding on scenic roads throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is another perfect activity for a motorcycle-themed getaway or road trip itinerary.
Fall is a beautiful time to ride through the mountains here. The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing into gorgeous colors, and animals come out to play before taking a long winter’s rest. When motorcyclists come to Western North Carolina, they love staying with us at The Orchard Inn to enjoy riding through these stunning landscapes.
While spending the day riding can be exhilarating, it can be tiresome on your body. Our rooms and cottages give your body the rest it asks for in our luxurious beds and filling homemade breakfast every morning. Get other fabulous amenities like whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, spa services, luxury linens and robes, an onsite restaurant, and more!
Museum Photo by: Wheels Through Time Museum