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Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

320 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-686-9522
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A hidden gem

A great museum,worth going to. I enjoyed as the wife, very well displayed! My husband thought it... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Debbie B
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New York City, New York
A great review of motorcycle history

There are so many different motorcycles to see. There is a minimal entrance fee. The motorcycles... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
punkin698
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Yucaipa, California
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OPEN SAT/SUN 11-5 AND BY APPOINTMENTS WEEKDAYS from 11:00 - 3:30 The Vintage Motorcycle Museum houses a private collection of more than 95 of the worlds' most rare classic and vintage racing motorcycles. There are several one-of-a-kind motorcycles that you may never have seen and some that you may never see again anywhere else.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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320 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

A great museum,worth going to. I enjoyed as the wife, very well displayed! My husband thought it was great.More

Thank Debbie B
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hello Debbie B I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and I am happy that your Husband enjoyed the bikes. Thank you for providing us with a very positive review. I really appreciate it. Sometimes I open up during the week...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

There are so many different motorcycles to see. There is a minimal entrance fee. The motorcycles are all owned by the same man. Make sure to read the plaques, many of them are very humorous.More

Thank punkin698
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi punkin98, I really like your review because it describes what we are trying to offer people who are really interested in looking at really rare and unusual motorcycles. I think some of the signs are pretty funny too. And there really are so many...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Housed in a rather low-key, inconspicuous location on Alisal Road a couple of blocks down from the Corque Hotel in Solvang, this museum has an impressive array of motorcycles - most of them vintage. Whether you are looking for race bike fit for an Isle...More

1  Thank 124pilot
Jill B, Operations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for such a fine review! And thank you for pointing people to our website for our exact opening hours. We are always more than happy to open for people during the week but there is...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

As a motor bike enthusiast, I was keen to see exactly what they had to show. WOW what a collection. European, USA and Japanese. They are all here. Even my old Triumph. I was lucky enough to get to talk to a tour guide and...More

1  Thank JamesUKUSA69
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Hello James, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! I remember your group and I was asked 3 different questions that I have never been asked before - in 16 years! Yours was a group who knew their bikes - very well. But that...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been wanting to see the museum for several years and when a rainy day came along on one of my rare visits to the area my host suggested we go to the museum. The bikes are either pristine or excellent originals. The range of...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
Jill B, Guest Relations Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank You, Jonathon! We are so pleased to hear of your great experience in the Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Solvang. You are right about the broad collection - the collection has grown incrementally since we opened in March 2000, and we've got about 100 bikes...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

A little off the beaten path. Well-lit, quiet and pretty interesting. The person who collected the fees was glued to a football game on his tablet. A half-hearted offer to answer any questions, so I'm thinking he really didn't mean it. For those who are...More

1  Thank ajsaxman559
Jill B, Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Hello ajsaxman559, I am sorry to hear that our docent was glued to his tablet. I'll talk to him - normally, he's a pretty easy going and friendly guy. But I am really glad that you liked the collection of bikes. We are a bit...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum is just mind blowing the motorcyles on display are from all eras and mang xifferent countries and manufacturers. AMAZING COLLECTION WOW!More

Thank SonomaCharlie
Jill B, Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

And WOW to you, too Sonoma Charlie! Thank you for the wonderful review. I have worked in the Management Office of the 100,000 sq. ft. facility since the owner bought it in 2000, and have been lucky enough to open for people who want to...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cost 10.00 to see it. It is a person's private collection . It is hard to find. It is in like a store. That have some unusual motorcycles . It's interesting but not worth $10More

1  Thank bigmammashouse
Jill B, Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Hello bigmamashouse, Indeed, it is a private collection of over 200 motorcycles with 100 in the Museum at any given time. The collection contains the rarest of rare motorcycles, some of which you will not see in any other museum in the world. And yes,...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Saw bikes I never knew existed. All in mint condition. Will definitely recommend to fiends as a must see and will return.More

1  Thank cyberdobee
Jill B, Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Hellooooo cyberdobee!!! And a big happy THANK YOU to You! I work in the management office during the week and so I get to open up for people who want to come in the Museum Monday through Friday (I also work a couple of weekends...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

I'm not that into motorcycles, but I still enjoyed this extensive collection. Some very rare motorcycles with good, brief explanation of each. Worth the $10 fee for admission, which can't begin to cover expenses for this place. The owner just really wants to share his...More

2  Thank 4cookie82
Jill B, Manager at Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Hello 4cookie82, Thank you for your kind words. You're right about the admission not covering expenses but it has been our experience that people like you, who are willing to pay the $10 to come into the Museum, are the kind of people we want...More

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