Plan Your Visit

A perfect destination or side trip for any car enthusiast!

During the months of May through September, we are open daily, Monday through Friday with hours noon to 4:30 PM and Saturdays, 9:00 to 1:00 PM. During the months of October through April, the museum is open on Mondays and Fridays with hours noon to 4:30 PM. We are closed on major holidays.

Admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors (65 and older) and youth ages 6-18. Active duty military personnel in uniform or with I.D., and children under 5, enjoy free admission.

Visitors may tour 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor at their leisure, without a guide. The optional daily guided walking tour, begins promptly at 1:00 PM and guides you through 2nd and 3rd floor when tour guides are available. The guided walking tour of 2nd and 3rd floors is about 1½ hours in length and we recommend visitors arrive at least 10 minutes early.

A wheelchair is available for our visitors upon request. Cameras are permitted throughout the museum.

Commercial photography is by prior arrangement only.

The Museum is also available as a site for special club, group or company events.

Founded in 1992 by “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith, the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history. The federally recognized 501 (c) (3) museum currently encompasses more than 150,000 sq. ft. over three levels. The vast collection results 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.

Directions

The Museum of American speed is located at 599 Oak Creek Drive in Lincoln, NE, adjacent to Speedway Motors.

Detailed Directions

Coming from the west on I-80:

  1. Exit to West “O” street at exit 396.
  2. The stoplight is at West “O” street.
  3. Turn left (East) 2.2 mi to Sun Valley Blvd., US Rte. 6 (McDonald’s/U-Stop on right).
  4. Turn left (North) 0.3 mi to Westgate Blvd. (traffic light).
  5. Turn left (west) 0.1 mi; to Oak Creek Blvd. (first street)
  6. Turn left on Oak Creek Blvd. 50 yards to the entrance to The Museum of American Speed at the west end of the gray over white building on your left.
Coming from the east on I-80
  1. Driving westbound, Exit 397
  2. Follow the ramp to the first, unmarked exit to the right off the ramp. The stoplight is at West “O” street.
  3. Turn left (East) onto West "O" St, go 1.5 mi to Sun Valley Blvd., US Rte. 6 (McDonald’s/U-Stop on right).
  4. Turn left (North) 0.3 mi to Westgate Blvd. (traffic light).
  5. Turn left (west) 0.1 mi; to Oak Creek Blvd. (first street).
  6. Turn left on Oak Creek Blvd. 50 yards to the entrance to The Museum of American Speed at the west end of the gray over white building on your left.
Coming from Kansas City
beginning @ NE-2 @ 87th Street stoplight, (Lincoln Walmart is on right/north)
  1. NE-2 (West & North), 7.1 mi.
  2. Keep straight (North) onto South 10th Street for 2.0 mi
  3. Turn left (West) onto “O” Street for 1.0 mi.to Sun Valley Blvd.,/US-6 (McDonald’s/U-Stop on left).
  4. Turn right (North) 0.3 mi to Westgate Blvd. (traffic light).
  5. Turn left (west) 0.1 mi; to Oak Creek Blvd. (first street).
  6. Turn left on Oak Creek Blvd. 50 yards to the entrance to The Museum of American Speed at the west end of the gray over white building on your left.
Directions via US-77 from the South
  1. North on US-77
  2. Take the West “O” Street exit
  3. Turn right (East) 1.5 mi to Sun Valley Blvd., US Rte. 6 (McDonald’s/U-Stop on right).
  4. Turn left (North) 0.3 mi to Westgate Blvd. (traffic light).
  5. Turn left (west) 0.1 mi; to Oak Creek Blvd. (first street).
  6. Turn left on Oak Creek Blvd. 50 yards to the entrance to The Museum of American Speed at the west end of the gray over white building on your left.
Directions via US-77 from the North
  1. South on US-77 turn right (West); merge onto westbound I-80.
  2. Driving westbound, Exit 397
  3. Follow the ramp to the first, unmarked exit to the right off the ramp. The stoplight is at West “O” street.
  4. Turn left (East) 1.5 mi to Sun Valley Blvd., US Rte. 6 (McDonald’s/U-Stop on right).
  5. Turn left (North) 0.3 mi to Westgate Blvd. (traffic light).
  6. Turn left (west) 0.1 mi; to Oak Creek Blvd. (first street).
  7. Turn left on Oak Creek Blvd. 50 yards to the entrance to The Museum of American Speed at the west end of the gray over white building on your left.

To use Mapquest

If you want to use Mapquest or a similar website to find exact directions from your location, then use this address.

599 Oak Creek Drive
Lincoln, NE 68528

This will put you at our front door. Parking is available on the street or in either of the lots to the west.
(Please note : The Oak Creek Drive address is not our mailing address. It is only for use of Mapquest)

Looking to Stay?

The Haymarket Hilton Garden Inn is the official hotel of the Museum of American Speed. Mention the "Speedway Discount" at your reservation to recieve a special rate!

Museum of American Speed building Museum of American Speed
599 Oak Creek Drive
Lincoln, NE 68528

Museum of American Speed Front Entrance
The perfect destination
or side trip for any car enthusiast.

Just minutes from
Interstate 80.

Huge parking area to easily and safely park your RV.
Wide variety of nearby lodging, restaurants & shopping.