Welcome to Wheels Through Time
Wheels Through Time Museum is the home to the worlds premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique “one off” American automobiles. The museum is located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The Wheels Through Time Museum houses a collection of over 350 rare machines comprised of 25 makes including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson, Pope, Yale, Crocker, Flying Merkel, and many more.
Dale's Channel beholds over 400 shows about the history, restorations, and rebuilds that take place at the Wheels Through Time Museum. You can watch the shows on your iPhone, tablet, computer, or smart TV and see any of the shows at anytime. Click here to get subscribed! This is programming that you can't see anywhere else and all proceeds benefit the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
First introduced in Spring of 2017, the David Uhl Exhibit features countless pieces of his extraordinary art, several iconic machines from the 1930's & before , and an incredible 1940 Crocker. David Uhl is a renowned artist throughout both the art and motorcycle industry and continues to produce one incredible piece after the next, each of which incorporate beauty, and some dynamic facet of the early motorcycle and car era.
Each Winter, the Wheels Through Time upgrades and expands some of its already stunning exhibits. This Winter, we added several machines to our Hillclimb Exhibit! Come by and see the our newest additions!
More About Us
On July 4th, 2002 Wheels Through Time Museum became a reality when it opened its 38,000 square foot facility in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Now in its 15th year of operation, the facility features one of the world’s premier collections of Vintage American Transportation, guiding visitors through the evolution of American motorcycling and automotive history. The museum has attracted worldwide media attention and brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to Maggie Valley, North Carolina from all over the globe.
Many visitors consider the displays equally as interesting as the rare machines that are within them. The museum layout is more than a timeline of machines. It has the feel of an old garage, but is touched by relevant artwork of the era and houses precious items of memorabilia by the thousands. The museum is literally a cornucopia of American history.
The automobile collection is equally as interesting as the two-wheeled marvels. A pair of ’32 roadsters, Packard and Lincoln from the classic era are surrounded by distinctive “one off” autos such as the 1949 Veritas and the massive 1915 Locomobile built during the gilded age of American history.
The collection was started by Museum Founder Dale Walksler in 1969 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1977 the collection moved to Mt. Vernon Illinois where it was housed at the Harley-Davidson dealership founded by Dale. As the collection matured it became obvious the potential for a truly incredible museum was at hand. In 2002, the collection moved to its present location in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. A 501c3 not-for-profit status was attained, and Wheels Through Time was on its way to preserving forever a most unique aspect of our American history.
2017 was a milestone year for all aspects of Wheels Through Time Museum and refinements were implemented in every way. At the close of the 2016 season, museum founder Dale Walksler gathered talent and challenged them to provide the extra yard for each visitors...read more
Special Opening at Wheels Through Time on December 9th and 10th! Come meet the Grand Prize Raffle Winner and watch Fantom Works filming with TV Star Dan Short! AND…FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL VETERANS!
The Wheels Through Time Museum will be hosting a very special opening this December 9th and 10th! With so many great things happening in such a short period of time, we simply couldn't resist opening up the doors for museum fans and supporters across the region! An...read more
The American Restoration Chronicles
In 2015 The History channel introduced itself to Wheels Through Time seeking Dale Walksler as restoration talent on the already successful reality series American Restoration. Although this new series lasted only one year, Dale put a team together that included Wheels Through Time Board Member and historian Bob White and all around genius mechanic John Gustofson. This trio spent most of the summer of 2015 and some of 2016 to produce these popular shows that showcased the talent, history, and dedication by all involved here at Wheels Through Time.
The following chronicles will give the reader just a little bit of behind the behind the scenes activities that certainly were not scripted.If you enjoyed American Restoration, we have no doubt that you will love Dale’s Channel! See two new shows per week and gain access to over 350 shows that Dale and the crew produced over the last 10 years!
I will never forget meeting Basil. A gentleman in all manners. I spotted him in deep concentration looking at a machine that is very close to my heart. The bike is called Mina. An attention to detail tribute to my mother who passed away, well, a long time ago. I...read more
I met my old pal Kent Wadell in 1978 at a Harley Davidson dealer convention. I was 26, and old Kent was in his 60’s. I was a dealer in MT Vernon, Illinois and Kent’s shop was in Abeline Texas… We somehow struck up a conversation about old motorcycles and a...read more
My fascination with the Wagner Motorcycle goes back to about 1980 when I saw one at my old pal Chuck Lipskys shop in Galesburg, Illinois. It was 1994 before I found a nice original 1909 model Wagner at an auction. I still own that machine and have always been amazed...read more
The Wheels Through Time Museum is a melting pot for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. Great stories are told, memories relived and sometimes deals are made. I made a deal with Jim Bentley to work on a 1946 Harley-Davidson. He told me the fascinating story...read more
I always like a challenge and this is a great example. A worn out bike and 45 days! But this is not the first time Buzz has thrown me a challenge. I almost can’t count, but the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is always a great finish and some ink in American...read more
Admission, Hours, and Location
Closed for 2018 season
Opening Day of 2019 Season : April 4th 2019
Admission covers a one day experience at Wheels Through Time.
*Admission does include the 7% N.C. sales tax.
62 Vintage Lane
Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751
GPS: Latitude: 35.513718 // Longitude: -83.076945
Tel: (828) 926-6266
Admission, Hours, and Location
Closed for the 2018 Season
Opening Day of 2019 Season : April 4th 2019
Admission covers a one day experience at The Wheels Through Time.
Kids(5 and under) FREE
Admission does include the 7% N.C. sales tax.
Museum Photography Policy
To Protect the objects being photographed, and for the safety of other visitors, there are certain guidelines that must be followed when photographing at the Wheels Through Time Museum. Photography must be conducted without disruption to the museum operations, and without limiting the accessibility of exhibitions, entrances/exits, doorways, pathways and high traffic areas.
Do not climb, lean, or sit on any exhibits. Do not place props or equipment on the exhibits. Flash photography, tripods, monopods (including “selfie sticks”) and other photography equipment are NOT permitted in the galleries.
Photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Photographs may NOT be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.