The Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC is proud to announce that it is looking forward to another busy year in 2010. The museum, which has entertained over 500,000 visitors since its relocation in 2002, has re-adjusted its schedule for 2010 to provide countless opportunities to visit throughout the year.
"Although rumors are still circulating about the closing and relocation of the museum, Wheels Through Time is still located in Maggie Valley and plans to operate on a weekend schedule throughout 2010," says museum curator, Dale Walksler.
Regarded as one of the world’s premier destinations for motorcycle and transportation history, the museum has continued to grow, increasing its collection to over 315 machines and an unparalleled collection of memorabilia, and continues to provide new exhibits, which rotate regularly.
Part the Museum’s mission for 2010 includes the construction of various new exhibitions and displays, including an exhibit celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway, which stretches 469 miles from the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains, is the most visited National Park in the U.S. National Park System, as over 15,000,000 visitors ride and drive the parkway each year. Began in 1935, during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway took over 52-years, with the last portion being completed in 1987. Heralded as one of our country’s most scenic motorways, the Blue Ridge Parkway continues to attract millions to the scenic beauty of the areas over which it extends.
"We’re excited to bring together one of our most All-American Roads with one of our country’s best transportation museums. Both provide for a true All-American experience, and we’re proud to share the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway as one of our most treasured and scenic motoring experiences, " said Walksler.
This 2010, the museum also plans to ramp up its website, at www.WheelsThroughTime.com. The first of its kind, the site contains a wealth of information about the museum and its history, as well as information dating back to the very roots of our countries transportation history. The site also contains hundreds of videos available with the click of a mouse, ranging from historical videos on the history of many of the machines housed within the museum to technical restoration shows, event videos, and virtual tours.
For more information on 2010 museum openings, call the museum at (828) 926-6266 or visit their website located www.WheelsThroughTime.com.