In Leeds, Alabama, there is a sprawling museum dedicated to cars and motorcycles. For the people interested in automotive history, this place is a dream come true.
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has the largest motorcycle collection in the United States with more than 1,600 motorcycles and racing cars that date from the early 1900s to modern day. The museum began as the private collection of George W. Barber, a former racecar driver. Barber first opened a museum in 1995, but relocated to this larger facility in 2003.
The museum is part of the 880-acre Barber Motorsports Park, which also features a 16-turn, 2.38-mile road course, off-road courses, and a vehicle testing facility. The museum occupies a 230,000-square-foot building at the park. Inside, you can find a large variety of vehicles—some of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It is considered the largest motorcycle museum in the world, as well as the largest collection of Lotus race cars.
Know Before You Go
Typical hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.