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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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  • My wife and I wanted to donate my collection of 57 1:18 Die Cast model cars to the museum and Tim and his helper Shelby were so appreciative of the donation and so excited to be able to receive them.....  more
    My wife and I wanted to donate my collection of 57 1:18 Die Cast model cars to the museum and Tim and his helper Shelby were so appreciative of the donation and so excited to be able to receive them.....  more »
  • A phenomenal collection of automotive (and ancillary) history, beautifully displayed. Two people were a wonderful addition to my visit; Cindy, and a gentleman on the 3rd floor pedal car area whose.....  more
    A phenomenal collection of automotive (and ancillary) history, beautifully displayed. Two people were a wonderful addition to my visit; Cindy, and a gentleman on the 3rd floor pedal car area whose.....  more »
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  • This museum is packed wall to wall with anything and everything geared towards auto enthusiasts! The collection is quite impressive as to how they were able to fit all the vehicles, parts, and displays in the building. Employees were extremely knowledgeable providing explanations for items inside, offering guided tours, etc. If there’s not enough in the museum for you, they’re currently expanding the building to include a plethora of new exhibits/displays!
  • Wow, definitely something for everyone here from the beginning of automotive history. Tons of incredible race cars from almost every type of motorsports. Lots of very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff eager to visit with you.

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