Museum Well On Its Way To Record Attendance
(Maggie Valley, NC)
This past Tuesday, August
7, 2007, the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC reached a
new milestone, hosting its 250,000th visitor in just five short years.
John and Steve Mohr entered teh Wheels Through TIme Museum on Tuesday,
August 7, 2007 and fell in love. Education, entertainment, and
motorized American history at its best," were teh word’s of Steve’s
father John. After their initial visit, Steve exclaimed, "We had to
come back after lunch to see the second floor."
John and Steve are long time visitors to Maggie Valley and, although they had heard mention of the museum, the father and son had never taken the time to visit. "Intoxicating!" was their comment left in the guest register.
The world-class museum is on pace for record attendance this year. Recent programming on Speed TV and the Discover Channel, as well as features in publications such as Forbes, United Airlines On-Board Magazine, and dozens of cycle publications are the reason for such record numbers of visitors finding Wheels Through Time and Maggie Valley. Visitation to the museum is up nearly 25% from last year, with many visitors claiming Wheels Through Time as one of their top reasons for coming to the mountains.
Mark DeMeola, Maggie Valley Alderman, sites the museum successes as an economic boom for the small town.
As the 250,000th guest to visit the museum, John, as well as his son Steve, received a complimentary lifetime membership to the museum.
Wheels Through Time has been in Maggie Valley, NC for five years and, since its relocation, has been an anchor for tourism in Western North Carolina. The Museum houses the world’s most extensive collection of American motorized history, containing over 275 of America’s rarest two- and four-wheeled machines. For more information on Wheels Through Time, visit the Time Machine or call the museum at (828) 926-6266.