Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world’s premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorcycles. Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America’s rarest and most historic classic motorcycles. Currently, over 30 marques on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, Flying Merkel, and many more. Western North Carolina’s premier museum and tourism attraction features dozens of motorcycle-related exhibits, ranging from board track racers, hillclimbing, and original paint machines to American Dirt Track racing, choppers and bobbers, and one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The museum also annually holds a motorcycle raffle, which helps them continue their mission. This year, Wheels Through Time will be raffling off TWO genuine Harley-Davidson flathead bobbers on November 15th!
Founded by Dale Walksler in 1993, WTT has become an integral component in discovering, maintaining, and preserving American motorcycle history. The collection houses tens of thousands of motorcycle pictures, historic memorabilia, and other motorcycle artifacts, and has been featured in hundreds of motorcycle publications nationally and internationally, including American Iron, Cycle World, and American Motorcyclist to name a few.
Perhaps the best part of Wheels Through Time is that almost all of the historic machines on display are kept in running and operating condition. Machines are started and run regularly for visitors, making WTT one of the only places in the world where you can both learn about the history of transportation, as well as hear and see dozens of rare and priceless machines running and riding.
Wheels Through Time Museum is also “home-base” for Velocity Channel’s hit television series “What’s In the Barn?”. The series began during summer 2013, and catches up with museum founder and curator, Dale Walksler as he criss-crosses the U.S. chasing American motorcycle history that’s been hidden away for decades. Now approaching its 3rd season, Dale and his son Matt continue travel the country in search of rare and historic machines, proving no lead is to big or to small.
Wheels Through Time truly has something for everyone, so whether you’re a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, an eager-to-learn history buff, or just want to take a stroll down memory lane, we’re certain that you’ll enjoy your experience with us.