Shelby American, Inc.
Shelby American, Inc.
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This location is our manufacturing facility and home of the Shelby Heritage Center. Visitors will see a wide variety of vehicles in the Shelby Heritage Center, from Cobras to Supersnakes and all of our current products. We also have a large merchandise store and tons of Shelby information available. Self-guided tours all the rest of the time during our scheduled hours of operation.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tom G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife also liked the Ford vs Ferrari movie and enjoyed this tour. The info shared is more about the personalities of the people who made awesome (and very successful) things happen, and not so much the cars. Our tour guide was great. He picked people out of the crowd to role play Carol Shelby and Enzo Ferrari (and others) and gave them scripts to read. Carol and Enzo had bad blood between them going back to what each did in WW2 which motivated them to compete against each other years later in the racing world. Really cool inside info and a fun tour.
Written 6 January 2020
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corvairmaven
Bethlehem, PA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Unique museum and assembly facility all under the same roof. Several important Shelby vehicles on display in the museum portion. Guests are allow into a protected area of the production facility for a first-hand look at new Shelbys as they are transformed into high performance machines. Nice gift shop area and, if so inclined, you can order your new Shelby on site.
Written 24 April 2020
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO770 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Apparently, we lucked into visiting on a very cool day. They were having a Ford vs. Ferrari experience the day we were there and had a bunch of cool stuff going on including free food, virtual pit crew challenge and autograph signing by the stunt drivers for the movie. So I'm not sure what it would look like on a typical day, but I know they have some of the old Shelby race cars on display all the time, plus the shop in back where they are converting new cars to the Shelby package.
Written 4 February 2020
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csatths
Peoria, AZ133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Outstanding museum dedicated to the ideas and story of Carroll Shelby. Docents are fully knowledgeable and the 1 hour tour which is free is definitely worth it. See the great old American made Shelbies in mint condition as well as the school that trains mechanics there.
Written 15 January 2020
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CraigAinz
Newquay, UK229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
At the recommendation of a friend who’d visited previously we headed out for a couple hours to see what this place was all about.

A quick google identifies it as a recurring recommendation for best free things to do in Vegas so nothing to lose here.

Located not too far from the strip, we drove but an Uber or Lyft wouldn’t be expensive at all. We timed our visit deliberately for one of the free tours and weren’t disappointed.

The tour lasts an hour or so and the guide was amazing. Knowledgable, passionate and engaging he talked us through the history of Shelby, the man, Le Mans and the cars and thankfully (for me at least) didn’t get into too much car mechanics detail.

I was wary it might be a niche experience for real car enthusiasts but needn’t have worried. A really well priced Shelby gift shop rounds out what was an informative and enjoyable 2.5 hi a away from casinos and beer!
Written 11 February 2020
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mcb161263
Leeds, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Great working museum. The tour and tour guide are brilliant, actually brings you into being part of the story by recreating Carroll Shelby’s fight for supremacy against Enzo Ferrari. Sheer class.
The historical cars on display ............ AMAZING! Definitely recommended
Written 20 October 2020
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ThomUSA
Las Vegas, NV789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The basic museum is free. Being a little limited on time, we chose to do that and the merchandise store. Beautiful cars. One can see them all in about 30 minutes, or if you are lucky and a tour is starting you can tag along and listen on. The merchandise store had lots of neat stuff at not too outrageous prices. Buying stuff at a Ferrari or Mercedes or BMW dealer will cost you a lot more.
Written 30 September 2022
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Kathy W
North Royalton, OH50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
You can experience Shelby American for free and walk through the medium sized display of various cars Shelby made famous. Or you can pay for a guided tour of these same cars but with personal anecdotes of the man himself added in. Very interesting! You also go beyond the glass into the "factory" area and learn bits/pieces of the manufacturing aspect. If you enjoy cars or learning about famous Americans this is one stop you should make.
Written 29 May 2022
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DAWG68-WA
Bellevue, WA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Wife and I did the Shelby museum. We were inspired by the movie Ford versus Ferrari and put this on our list while in town. Make sure and grab one of the tours with a live person. It is free and gives you sooo much information, including role playing by guests. Great gift shop and sooo many beautiful cars from all the years. This is a hidden gem in the desert. You must go tour this
Written 13 February 2020
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Mtn16
Montgomery City, MO21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Nice collection of cars on display. Large gift shop with something for everyone. The tour is great if you love performance cars. The shop has a viewing area where you can watch stock cars become Shelby's.
Written 7 March 2020
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