We had heard about this place before our trip to Solvang. We read some of the trip advisor reviews which is always a wise thing to do. Someone said that if the museum is closed to call their office and they may send someone out to give you a tour.
The day we arrived we hoped to see it as the next day we had to get on our way. The museum was closed but we called the office and they said a guide would come by at around 4:30 but if they were late we should wait on the benches alongside the museum.
Around 5:00 PM a nice lady came by and gave us a superb tour of the 100 bikes. They are mostly old antique models from around the world. Many if not all are unique.
Virgil the owner collector has a very interesting life. He was a University professor and he invented a new microscope that the entire world wants to buy. He was able to retire. He was also a motorcycle racer. He opened up this museum to show off his collection. Another interesting thing is that he keeps everyone of the bikes in running condition.
The tour guide knew quite a bit about almost every bike in the place. She didn't hurry either. She obviously loves what she does here.
Every single bike is n pristine riding condition.
The price is only $10.00 a person so the value is excellent.
They have a small selection of souvenirs available for sale,
Our compliments to Virgil and his wonderful staff for making this fantastic museum a reality.
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