About a month ago, we got the chance to visit the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. As their website states, “Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world’s premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique ‘one-off’ American automobiles. Located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Carolina our museum houses a collection of over 300 rare machines.”
While our main interest is in metric, two-wheeled machinery, we can certainly appreciate early predecessors of all types and this place has something for everyone. There are several historic motorcycles, including one from Evel Knievel, a race bike from Eric Buell, and many others. There are complete examples of iconic bikes from Henderson, Indian, and Harley Davidson. There are various antique cars and vehicles of other types as well.
If you’re cruising down the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina, this place is definitely worth a visit. It’s $15 for adults with varying discounts for children and senior citizens. Count on spending a couple of hours or more, depending on your level of interest and any possible special events taking place.