Jun 27, 2022
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Motorcycles

Trip Destinations and Best Sights to See on Your Rides

 By 
Ericka Ellis

No matter what part of the country you live in, if you are a motorcycle enthusiast, we’re sure you can agree that when Spring starts springing, you're already imagining yourself on the open road, anticipating your next riding adventure. If you’re looking for new spaces to explore, we have some ideas that could inspire your next road trip destination and must-see adventure! 

We’ve compiled an ultimate list of motorcycle museums, serene landmarks, obscure monuments, odd attractions, historical locations, and other interesting sites across the nation. 

Don't forget to check out some of our other ultimate lists and turn your ride into a full experience: Best Biker Bars And Food Spots and Best Roads To Ride.

Roadside attractions in America

We’ve done extensive research to ensure we delivered the best destination options for your next riding adventure. We’re positive your next adventure will be one of your favorite memories!

If you want more info, just click the name and it will link you to the site's official page.

Alabama

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Leeds, AL

This contemporary museum features a glass-enclosed setup that houses over 1,200 motorcycles and race cars. There’s even an adjacent road course! Founded by a Birmingham bazillionare, this site was made to become the world’s best motorcycle museum, and it is.

Rattlesnake Saloon

Tuscumbia, AL

Want to throw back a few brews, eat some good grub, and listen to some live music? Check out this saloon built in a cave.

The Museum of Wonder

Seale, AL

This is a wonder in itself, this may be the strangest museum in Alabama. A weird exhibit of paintings, taxidermy, found objects, and just about any piece of junk one can imagine, makes up this folk art curiosity collection.

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Fort Payne, AL

Make a stop and check out the scenery at what’s known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”.

Cheaha Mountain

Delta, AL

Rising above Talladega National Forest, Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in Alabama at 2,407 feet above sea level. The National Forest can be seen in all its glory from Bunker Tower, a stone structure built in 1934 that sits atop the mountain.

Spectre Set Ruins

Milbrook, AL

The creepy remains of a small town built for the film "Big Fish" still stand around a run down main street.

Gulf State Park

Gulf Shores, AL

Because who doesn’t like the beach?

Tinglewood Carvings

Montevallo, AL

Orr Park contains picnic and recreation areas, but what makes this nature preserve interesting is its collection of strange and whimsical creatures that are carved on dead trees all around the park.

Alaska

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Fairbanks, AK

This museum collection features over 80 vehicles, including steamers, electric cars, speedsters, cyclecars, midget racers and yes, motorcycles.

Castle Hill

Sitka, AK

Attention, patriots! This is the historic place where, in 1867, the Russian Flag was lowered and the American Flag was raised in to mark the transfer of Alaska to...‘MERICA! Cue the bald eagles.

Hallo Bay Bear Camp

King Salmon, AK

Go off-road for backpacking, rafting, glacier and volcano tours along the Pacific Coast of Katmai National Park. Don’t forget the star attraction: bears. This is one of the largest concentrations of Brown Bears in the world, and the perfect place for natural bear viewing.

Kennicott Ghost Town

Chitina, AK

What once was the richest known copper mine is now a completely deserted ghost town.

The Upside Down Forest of Mendenhall Gardens

Juneau, AK

A strange and beautiful garden park that features upside down trees, known as the ‘Flower Towers’, that have their tops buried in the ground and their roots thrust up in the air.

Arizona

Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

Phoenix, AZ

Inside this Harley dealership is a 3,000 sq.-ft. museum that is chock full of class two-wheeled history.

The Arizona Strip

Northern Arizona

The Arizona Strip extends to the Arizona-Utah border. On it, you’ll travel through the Navajo Nation to the scenic Marble Canyon, see the historic Navajo Bridge that spans more than 460 feet above the Colorado River, and see a rare view of the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to while grab lunch at the secluded Cliff Dwellers restaurant.

Antelope Canyon

Page, AZ

This famed slot canyon is most-visited and most-photographed canyon in the American Southwest.

Horseshoe Bend

Page, AZ

A picturesque and dramatic bend in the Colorado River that surrounds a natural red rock pedestal.

The Domes

Casa Grande, AZ

A strange, abandoned facility that, as legend has it, has become a place of ritualistic satanic worship. Spooky.

Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro, AR

A one-of-a-kind experience that could really pay off. This park features the only diamond mine in the world where you get to keep what you find. Cha-ching!

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

Hot Springs National Park, AR

It’s not every day that you get to see over 100 gators in one place. How would you like to pet one? This place has been giving up-close and personal moments with modern day dinosaurs since 1902.

Rush Ghost Town

Flippin, AR

This historically protected ghost town is the last remnant of the Arkansas Zinc industry.

Maxwell Blade’s Odditorium and Curiosities Museum

Hot Springs, AR

Looking for a strange experience? This museum features a bizarre collection of curious and rare objects owned by Arkansas illusionist Maxwell Blade.

California

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

Solvang, CA

This museum displays a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as European race bikes. The collection is quite broad with something for everyone, ranging across all makes.

Highway 1

California

One of the most famous and most-scenic highways in the country. Who could resist taking a ride on the edge of the continent? This is one of the best motorcycle roads in America!

Confusion Hill

Percy, CA

Looking to really experience something strange? Don’t fall on  your face when you visit this attraction called the “Gravity House”.

Devil’s Postpile National Monument

Mammoth Lakes, CA

The battling forces of fire and ice created the Devils Postpile: over 400 unusually symmetrical columns of basalt towering six hundred feet high, on the eastern side of the sierras, just outside of Mammoth, California.

Bodie State Historical Park

Bridgeport, CA

Perched on the eastern side of the Sierras, Bodie is California’s Official Ghost Town and allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life. Be careful, though. Don’t remove anything from the park. Legends say that any items taken off the property are horribly cursed.

Glory Hole Spillway

Lake Berryessa, CA

No, it’s not what you think. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less strange.

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

Colorado Springs, CO

This museum is home to over 75 original and fully restored examples of vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, and more.

The Stanley Hotel

Estes Park, CO

The same Stanley Hotel from The Shining? Yup, that one.

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Mosca, CO

Want to know the best way to earn bragging rights? Go wrestle a gator. Yup, that’s what I said. If this doesn’t give you ultimate badass points, I don’t know what will.

Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs, CO

These towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant Colorado blue skies. These jutting red rocks have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.

Hunter S. Thompson Shrine

Aspen, CO

A shrine dedicated to the famed author who wrote “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” and once daringly lived, drank, and rode with the Hell’s Angels.

Connecticut

New England Motorcycle Museum

Vernon, CT

Located inside an old textile that dates back to the 1800’s, this site is set to be the largest motorcycle museum on the East coast.

State Route 109

Connecticut

This is one of the best roads for motorcycles. It has everything: twisties, sweepers and scenic vistas, also giving riders the additional thrill of elevation changes throughout the route.

Union Cemetery

Easton, CT

Ever wanted to visit a demonically possessed graveyard? Well, never say never...

Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store

Middletown, CT

Anything that you, your friends, your parents, or that annoying neighbor kid may have once owned, is probably at Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store. Wild Bill's even has a "haunted" fun house with rides that look exactly like the cat-house from Beetlejuice… this place does not f*#k around in the fun department, people.

Coltsville

Hartford, CT

Once owned by the innovator of the revolver, Samuel Colt, this is what remains of Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. Once the largest private armory in the world, this history area houses are the remnants of Coltsville, the utopian village Colt had built for his workers.

D.C.

Smithsonian Motorcycle Museum

Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has a small but choice collection of motorcycles, managed by the Transportation Collection staff in the Division of the History of Technology.

The Exorcist Stairs

Washington, D.C.

Yup, I’m talking about those stairs from The Exorcist. They’re real. They’re famous. And, of course, they’re creepy.

International Spy Museum

Washington, D.C.

Spies are cool, and this museum features the history, hidden facts, and true stories behind the super secretive spy craft.

Zero Milestone

Washington, D.C.

You love to ride the road, but do you know where they all supposedly start?

Delaware

Steampunk Tree House

Milton, Delaware

This is a pretty frickin’ cool place to have a drink or five.

Florida

Jacksonville Automotive and Motorcycle Museum

Jacksonville, FL

The Jacksonville Automotive and Motorcycle Museum features hundreds of motoring displays, and something for every automotive and motorcycling enthusiast.

Spook Hill

Lake Wales, FL

Visit this place and you’ll find you and your bike rolling uphill.

Seacrest Wolf Preserve

Chipley, FL

Wolves are pretty badass, and this giant 400-acre preserve in North Florida is home to dozens of displaced grey wolves. Visitors to the preserve are welcome to come and interact with the wolf packs during a two-and-half-hour tour.

Gibsonton

Gibstonton, FL

This town was once known as the strangest town in America, and rightfully so. Gibtown became the retirement or home-base for a variety of show folks where next door neighbors were Priscilla the Monkey Girl, the Alligator Man, the Lobster family, or Dotty the Fat Lady.

Fantasy of Flight

Polk City, FL

The world’s largest private aircraft collection that features planes from the dawn of flight, vintage war birds, and more.

Georgia

St. Mary’s Submarine Museum

St. Marys, GA

Museum dedicated to the submarines of the United States with some information & items about other countries submarine forces.

Doc Holliday’s “Grave

Griffin, GA

While in Georgia, you may like to pay your respects to one of history’s most notable badasses, Doc Holliday. It’s real mystery though, because no one really knows whether the legendary gunslinger is actually buried there.

"Eye of God" rapid, Chattooga River

Clayton, GA

This whirlpool is supposedly capable of swallowing whole trees and rafts full of unlucky tourists. It’s pretty cool, but don’t get too close.

Hawaii

Cycle City

Honolulu, HI

Not just a dealership, there is a museum on the third floor. Go check out the shop and ask if you can pop by to see some of the owner’s collection.

Black Sand Beach

Mountain View, Hawaii

This beach has black sand that was created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. You kinda have to see it to understand.

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hilo, Hawaii

Who likes tourists? No one. That’s why this is the best place to go check out one of Hawaii’s most famous natural wonders (without the crowds). It’s hidden, off the beaten track, and relatively unknown.

Ha’iku Stairs

Kaneohe, HI

Stairway to Heaven, anyone? (Play Freebird!!!)

Want more information on cool things to do in Hawaii? Check out this article at Your RV Lifestyle.

Idaho

The Yanke Motor Museum

Boise, ID

This museum includes not only motorcycles, but other motorsports relics including snowmobiles and watercraft. There's even all the classic cars and trucks on hand as well as the historical industrial stuff like firetrucks and otherwise.

Ernest Hemingway’s Grave

Sun Valley, ID

You may not think that legendary writer and all-around badass Ernest Hemingway would be buried in Idaho, but it’s true.

Gilmore Ghost Town

Leadore, ID

A few dilapidated structures are all that are left of this former silver mining town.

Idaho Potato Museum

Blackfoot, ID

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Idaho? Potatoes, right? Of course. This museum pays homage to the humble potato that has given Idaho it’s agricultural success and features such oddities as the world’s largest potato chip.

Devil's Orchard, Craters of the Moon

Arco, ID

Craters of the Moon National Monument is a truly remarkable volcanic expanse that is both eerie in its wasteland-esque splendor, and beautiful in its formation and history. Look closely, and you might just see the "Old Man of the Craters," a notable rock feature that is in the exact profile of a man

The Devil Boat

Arco ID

Also in Arco, Indiana, is the fin of the USS Hawkbill, a former national attack submarine. It’s commonly referred to as the “Devil’s Boat” because of...well...you’ll see why.

Illinois

On Any Sunday Motorcycle Museum

Polo, IL

90 motorcycles on display featuring European bikes from 1928 - 1978.  You should call and make an appointment if you plan to visit, or swing by, perhaps you’ll catch them open by chance.

Vintage Spokes

Rockford, IL

A hidden gem of Rockford, and a great place to view vintage motorcycles.

Cairo

Cairo, IL

Want to get away from tourists and traffic? Take a ride down Main Street of this ghost town that was once a booming Mississippi River port town.

Galloping Ghost Arcade

Brookfield, IL

Take a ride down memory lane and pay a visit to this old-school classic arcade in Illinois. It’s known as America’s largest collection of retro video games, and all you need are some quarters for a good time.

Indiana

World of Motorcycles Motorcycle Museum

Winamac, IN

This Indiana museum is part of what’s called “The greatest little motorcycle shop in the middle of nowhere”.  In the middle of a Harley-Davidson store is a large fantastic motorcycle museum, with 110 motorcycles on the floor that span many different brands from many different countries.

Studebaker National Museum

South Bend, IN

This museum features a collection of over a century of automobile and military vehicle history and showcases the classic Studebaker.

Mooresville’s Gravity Hill

Mooresville, IN

Visit this mysterious hill and you’ll find your bike rolling uphill.

John Dillinger’s Grave

Indianapolis, IN

Pay a visit to Public Enemy Number One, the body of one of the world’s most famous outlaws is buried in Indianapolis.

Iowa

National Motorcycle Museum

Anamosa, IA

This museum features vintage bike rallies, and exhibits that celebrate the design, lore, and popular allure of motorcycles.

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Des Moines, IA

Grab a burger at this zombie-themed restaurant.

The Day that Music Died Memorial

Clear Lake, IA

The plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson marked a dark day in American history. This tragic accident is still remembered by a couple of unique memorials in Clear Lake, Iowa.

John Wayne Birthplace Museum

Winterset, IA

Pay tribute to the Duke and visit the very place where film icon and legendary badass, John Wayne, was born.

Kansas

Evel Knievel Museum

Topeka, KS

If you’re a daredevil rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show.

Historic Harley-Davidson

Topeka, KS

This site is a must-see culmination of a grill, museum, and dealership all in one! This unique combination has created a destination and enjoyable stopping point for motorcyclists and visitors alike.

Kansas Motorcycle Museum

Marquette, KS

The Kansas Motorcycle Museum is home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of all various makes and models.

Old Cowtown Museum

Wichita, KS

Cowtown is a living history museum where you’ll experience life in the 1870s.

Kentucky

Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum

Hartford, KY

“A museum that roars.” The owner of the Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum has a passion of restoring and collecting vintage motorcycles. It is located in a private home and is available to tour by appointment only.

Maker’s Mark Distillery

Loretto, KY

This is the first alcoholic beverage facility to be name a National Historic Landmark. Learn how the famous red-wax covered liquor came to be one of the most prominent, iconic, and beloved alcoholic drinks in America.

Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

Bardstown, KY

Take a tour through the history, heritage and lore of Kentucky Bourbon making and educational Bourbon tasting at this multi-generational family owned and operated distillery.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience

Shively, KY

Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Frankfort, KY

Dedicated to the independent spirit of America, Buffalo Trace offers free tours of the world's most decorated distillery.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Louisville, KY

Take a tour and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the world famous Kentucky Derby.

Louisiana

Ark-La-Tex Antique and Classic Vehicle Museum

Shreveport, LA

Housed in a former 1920s Louisiana auto dealership, this museum displays more than 60  vintage cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, and more.

Ant’s Pristine Motorcycles

Pineville, LA

A good pit-stop to get your motorcycle detailed and get the grind off while on the road.

Kisatchie National Forest

Pineville, LA

Hidden in the bayous is a world of natural beauty, excitement, learning, recreation, resources and wildlife in their purest form.

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point

Sulphur, LA

A free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana's unique culture.

Maine

Cole Transportation and Motorcycle Museum

Bangor, ME

This museum aims to preserve historic vehicles, and displays U.S. military memorabilia to remind visitors of the high price our comrades have paid to protect our freedom.

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, ME

Take a cruise through granite peaks, and enjoy the world-famous beauty of Maine from this National Park.

Cappy’s Chowder House

Camden, ME

You can’t cruise through Maine without stopping for some chowder. While you’re there, you can also check out the Sea Dog brewery.

Portland Head Lighthouse and Museum

South Portland, ME

Maine is known for its lighthouses. Stop by and get an in-depth look at one of these iconic, historic structures.

Maryland

Bob’s Vintage BMW Museum

Jessup, MD

Explore 3,500 square feet of BMW history showcasing over 65 vintage and classic BMW motorcycles and side cars, memorabilia, art and more.

Mid-Atlantic OSSA

Baltimore, MD

Mid-Atlantic OSSA is a collection of vintage motorcycles that have been ridden, collected, and restored, now on display for enthusiasts to enjoy.

Apehangers Bar & Grill

Bel Alton, MD

A friendly biker bar located in Southern Maryland that is biker owned and operated. They offer bike parking, a tiki bar, pool tables, live bands, ice cold beer, and great food.

Massachusetts

Esta Manthos Indian Motorcycle Collection

Springfield, MA

This Massachusetts exhibit features artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs highlighting production of Indian’s “everyman” and military motorcycles from the early years. Read more about the history of Indian here!

Sam Adams Brewery

Boston, MA

Make a stop and take a tour of this beer lover’s delight: the site of America’s leading brewer of handcrafted beer.

USS Salem

Quincy, MA

Get a look at this historic (and possibly haunted) warship up close.

Singing Beach at Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester by the Sea, MA

There is a scientific explanation for the reason this beach makes a mysterious “singing” sound.

Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum

Barry County, MI

Houses one of Michigan’s largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles. There are over 400 cars and motorcycles on display, and a diner on-site with famous pecan pie!

Cycle-Moore

Interlochen, MI

A family owned and operated motorcycle campground, retail store, repair shop, and museum that covers a broad scope of the motorcycling world.

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Farmington Hills, MI

A nostalgic museum that is devoted to a huge collection of coin-operated animatronic dummies, mechanical games and other oddities.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Glen Arbor, MI

35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan beaches, two large islands, enormous sand dunes and bluffs, rivers, and inland lakes.

Turnip Rock

Port Austin, MI

An interesting scenic island just off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron.

Minnesota

Minnehaha Park

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis’ oldest park overlooks the Mississippi River, spans 193 acres, and features a 52-foot waterfall over limestone bluffs.

Wabasha Street Caves

St. Paul, MN

Most famously known as a frequent gangster hideout for the likes of John Dillinger and Ma Barker, Wabash has been a speakeasy, an underground disco, and even a mushroom growing operation.

Triple State Scenic Ride

Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin

A great place to cruise, the majority of this route hugs the banks of the Mississippi River. You'll be able to take in all that scenery from both the eastern and western shores, and span over three states.

Route 113

Waubun, MN

Take a long cruise, and twist and curve along this scenic Minnesota route. Don’t forget to pull over for some historic and scenic spots! Take a minute and enjoy the view.

Mississippi

Bench Mark Works Motorcycle Museum

Sturgis, MS

A free museum that is dedicated to pre-1970 Bench Mark Works motorcycles.

Coney Island Cafe

Hattiesburg, MS

Stop for some coneys and curly fries at this family owned and operated cafe that’s been in operation for over 80 years.

Highway 61 Blues Museum

Leland, MS

A museum that honors the mid-Mississippi Delta Bluesmen and their contributions to music through the ages.

The Clarksdale Crossroads

Clarksdale, MS

The famed spot where Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil for the gift of blues mastery.

Missouri

Mungenast Classic Automobiles and Motorcycles Museum

St. Louis, MO

The Mungenast Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles Museum is two-building display with over 6,000 square feet dedicated to restored and rare wheeled-beauties.

The MOTO Museum

St. Louis, MO

Take a tour through history with this collection of rare and vintage motorcycles.

Devil’s Icebox

Columbia, MO

Enjoy some cool weather and beautiful scenery in the full-swing of summer. This curious cave stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.

Taum Sauk Mountain

Ironton, MO

A beautiful spot atop the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks. At 1,772 feet above sea level, this is the highest, and oldest, peak in Missouri.

Montana

Miracle of America Museum

Polson, MT

A museum that showcases automobiles, aircraft, and more. The current collection contains thousands of artifacts scattered throughout dozens of buildings and is open year round.

Montana Auto Museum

Deer Lodge, MT

Rated by USA Today as one of the top ten car museums in the country, this site showcases over 150 cars on display. From a 1903 Ford with tonneau and wicker side baskets, to classic Chevys and muscle cars, there’s something for every motorcycle-, car-, or museum-enthusiast.

Castle Town

Meagher, MT

Now a ghost town, this mining town from the late 1890s was once home to Calamity Jane.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

West Glacier, MT

Take a long cruise down the only road that goes through the heart of Glacier National park, Montana.

Nebraska

Chevyland USA

Elm Creek, NE

A small, personal museum of old Chevys, bicycles, motorcycles, posters, model cars, and more.

Museum of American Speed

Lincoln, NE

The Museum of American Speed is an award-winning 501 museum dedicated to preserving and displaying artifacts of American automotive history.

Classic Car Collection

Kearney, NE

This museum features more than 200 historic automobiles from the early 1900s to the modern era.

Carhenge

Alliance, NE

Love cars and oddball attractions? Stop by this curious spot and see the car-loving-American-version of the famous Stonehenge in Nebraska.

Chimney Rock

Bayard, NE

It wasn’t always called Chimney Rock. In fact, the native inhabitants of the area called this natural landmark something that would make your Mom blush.

Nevada

The National Automobile Museum

Reno, NV

Located just south of the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada, this museum displays historic automobiles from the late 19th century and from throughout the 20th.

The Auto Collections

Las Vegas, NV

Featuring a 125,000 sq. ft. showroom, this Las Vegas attraction features over 250 World Class automobiles on display (and for sale!).

Neon Boneyard

Las Vegas, NV

See the graveyard of all those shining lights that once lit the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Clown Motel

Tonopha, NV

Looking for an interesting place to stop for the night? How about staying at clown-themed motel located at the edge of the desert? It’s even conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard. Fun.

Pinball Hall of Fame

Las Vegas, NV

This hall of fame features a collection of vintage pinball machines that you can even play for 25 cents a pop.

New Hampshire

American Police Motorcycle Museum

Meredith, NH

A combination of history and honor under one roof. This museum showcases the brave men and women who rode the early motorcycles as their primary form of transportation of patrol and emergency response.

North East Motor Sports Museum

Loudon, NH

A motor sports museum that houses a library, huge trophy collection, significant helmet collection, vintage race cars with a New England history, motorcycles, photo collections and other New England racing artifacts.

Purgatory Falls

Lyndeborough, NH

Beautiful natural falls where Satan once ruined a pot of beans.

American Classic Arcade Museum

Laconia, NH

The largest arcade museum in the world showcases the nostalgia of the golden age of video games in New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Antique Showroom of Nick’s Custom Cycles

Williamstown, NJ

Part of a custom shop, this antique showroom highlights the history and tradition of the motorcycle industry. (As seen on History Channel’s popular show American Pickers.)

Atlantic County Harley-Davidson Museum

Galloway, NJ

This small, but well put-together showroom displays vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Attached is their store to purchase apparel or even to buy a Harley.

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

Point Pleasant, NJ

A New Jersey museum that celebrates and showcases the automobile industry with exhibitions of vintage autos.

Bunker at Cape May Point

Cape May, NJ

Even though it was never intended to be permanent, a bunker from WWII still remains and stands intact on the beach.

New Mexico

Unser Racing Museum

Albuquerque, NM

A racing museum that highlights rare and exotic cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

Route 66 Auto Museum

Santa Rosa, NM

A museum that features dozens of antique autos, motorcycles, and Route 66 memorabilia. The museum owner does the restorations, himself, and runs a garage right next door.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Nageezi, NM

An amazing assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.

New York

Motorcyclepedia Museum

Newburgh, NY

This museum was founded to collect and display vintage bikes, and to help preserve the history of motorcycles. Motorcyclepedia is a motorcycle museum containing over 450 mostly American motorcycles, mainly from the first half of the 20th century.

Buffalo Harley-Davidson

Buffalo, NY

With currently over 35 motorcycles on display, the museum makes a great side trip if traveling through the Niagara region.

Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Buffalo/ Niagara Falls, NY

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail rolls by Niagara Falls into the Thousand Islands region with 29 lighthouses along the way. Between Rochester and Buffalo, you will cruise past the Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park, and the Lakes to Locks Passage is full of views, canals, history, and architecture.

Kaaterskill Falls and the Bayard of Dogs

Haines Falls, NY

This two-tiered waterfall located in the New York Catskill Mountains is a sight to see. It’s been made famous by writers and poets over the ages. (Also, you may spot the notorious ghost of a dog that haunts the place.)

North Carolina

Wheels Through Time

Maggie Valley, NC

North Carolina's Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world’s premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique American automobiles. Be sure the check out the world's rarest motorcycle: the mysterious Traub.

Carolina Harley-Davidson Museum

Gastonia, NC

Located inside the Carolina Harley-Davidson, the largest Harley dealership on the East Coast, this 70,000 square foot museum contains a wide variety of vintage motorcycles and other motorcycling memorabilia.

The Fugitive Train Wreck

Sylva, NC

The iconic train crash in the movie The Fugitive can be experienced first hand...er, the site can anyway. The movie set is still found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.

Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, NC

This is the highest point in the state, and of the whole United States east of the Mississippi River.

North Dakota

John Lindemann’s Harley Collection

Central Valley, ND

John Lindemann is a collector of classic, authentic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and his collection includes more than 40 cycles. He competes in classic shows and opens his garage to enthusiasts who share his passion for powered-history. This attraction is one that's only open by-appointment, and it's best to call him a couple of hours before you may be traveling through (phone number is available on this website).

Enchanted Highway Sculptures

Regent, ND

Cruise through this unique spectacle of eccentric, large and record-breaking sculptures in North Dakota.

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site

Cooperstown, ND

Remember the Cold War? This is one of the missile launch sites that has been preserved. Take a look at that big red button and wonder what could have happened if it had been pushed.

Fargo Woodchipper

Fargo, ND

“...I guess that was your accomplice in the woodchipper?”

Ohio

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Pickerington, OH

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is an offshoot of the American Motorcyclist Association, recognizing individuals who have contributed to motorcycle sport, motorcycle construction, or motorcycling in general.

The Shawshank Trail

Mansfield, OH

Take a leisurely ride down the Ohio trail of one of the most famous movie trails, The Shawshank Redemption.

Annie Oakley’s Grave

Versailles, OH

The final resting place of the infamous sharpshooter, Annie Oakley.

David Grohl Alley

Warren, OH

Home to the world’s largest drumsticks, this fan gallery in Grohl’s hometown celebrates the ex-Nirvana drummer.

Oklahoma

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

Warwick, OK

Housed in the former Seaba Filling Station and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Route 66 landmark is now filled with over 65 vintage motorcycles from 1908 to present.

Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum

Miami, OK

This museum in downtown Miami, Oklahoma houses many vintage models of classic motorcycle brands.

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

Lawton, OK

This is the American bison herd that saved the species from extinction. They now live comfortably as a free-range herd among the colorful Wichita mountains.

Fort Sill

Medicine Park, OK

The final resting place of Quanah Parker, Geronimo, and the first atomic gun ever fired.

American Banjo Museum

Oklahoma City, OK

The only museum in the world that celebrates the colorful history, spirit, and the humble twang of the banjo.

Black Mesa

Kenton, OK

The highest point in Oklahoma used to be a lawless outlaw’s paradise.

 

Oregon

Bill’s Motorcycle Plus

Salem, OR

Bill's Motorcycles Plus of Salem is the overflow of a  motorcycle enthusiast and dealership. This site is where a number of the employees keep their own show bikes for viewing by the public.

Kelly’s Olympian

Portland, OR

One of the oldest bar/restaurant outposts in the Pacific Northwest, this Oregon historical landmark houses a dozen fully restored bikes as well as photos and other memorabilia.

Western Antique Airplane and Auto Museum

Hood River, OR

This museum hosts a large collection of autos and aircraft, and displays more than 40 motorcycles (in chronological order) through history.

Painted Hills

Mitchell, OR

Oregon’s unexpected high desert that is painted with colorful layers of time.

Pennsylvania

Laugerman Harley Davidson

York, PA

Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel.

AACA Museum

Hershey, PA

Cruise through time and explore numerous vintage vehicle displays and interactive exhibits featuring cars, buses, motorcycles, and other automobiles from the 1890’s through the 1980’s.

Antique Motorcycle Foundation

Williamsport, PA

Bob Logue’s Motorsports Honda Museum, as part of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, aims to immerse the public, the media and the industry into the captivating world of vintage motorcycles. Its exhibits establish appreciation and promote support of the AMF and of the vintage motorcycle community.

Bill’s Bike Barn

Bloomsburg, PA

Bill's Bike Barn houses over 100 amazing vintage motorcycles and more than 50,000 square feet of the most extraordinary antiques from all around the world. From military displays, vintage riding clothing, thousands of pieces of memorabilia, there’s something for every enthusiast.

The Seven Gates of Hell

Hellam, PA

Hellam Township is reputed to feature seven remote gates, which when passed through in the right order, open the entrance to Hell. You probably shouldn’t do that, though. But the lakes and wildlife are pretty to look at.

Cherry Springs State Park

Coudersport, PA

Stop and take a look at the stars at one of the country’s rare locations that has no artificial light pollution.

Rhode Island

Audrain Automobile  Museum

Newport, RI

A Rhode Island collection of swanky, and fast, cars that are the product of when art and automobiles collide.

South Carolina

Low Country

Atlantic Coast

Mention South Carolina to most any rider and you're likely to hear story about a long weekend at Myrtle Beach Bike Week. But there are far richer sights to experience in this part of the country, if you know where to look.

South of the Border

Hamer, SC

You never sausage a place! You’re always a weiner at Pedro’s! This attraction at the Carolina border is a little taste of Tijuana on I-95.

Chester County Historical Society Museum

Chester, SC

This historic museum is home to a rare Confederate Chester Gun, and houses notable collections of Native American artifacts, firearms from the Revolutionary era to the present.

South Dakota

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Sturgis, SD

Of course you know about Sturgis, well learn about the legacy at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the past, and educating about the sport and culture. The museum showcases vintage motorcycles, artifacts, and memorabilia in a way that vows to “Honor the Rider.”

Crazy Horse Memorial

Custer, SD

This memorial to the renowned Crazy Horse is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is the world’s largest mountain carving. It could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.

Devil’s Gulch

Garretson, SD

This is the ravine where Jesse James evaded capture performed a legendary escape.

Center of the Nation

Belle Fourche, SD

This monument is dedicated at the direct center of the United States.

Hugh Glass Monument

Lemmon, SD

This monument immortalizes one of the manliest men of the frontier who fought a grizzly before dragging himself 200 miles to safety (as shown in the Revenant).

Firehouse Brewing Co.

Rapid City, SD

This is South Dakota’s oldest operating brewery and is located inside a historic firehouse

Tennessee

Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum

Red Boiling Springs, TN

Take an enjoyable cruise and enjoy a great collection of vintage motorcycles in this museum that’s off the beaten path.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour

Lynchburg, TN

Take a tour of the historic distillery that produces the famous Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

Sun Studio

Memphis, TN

Take a tour and view a piece of Rock ‘n Roll history at Sun Studio: the recording studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

International Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Jackson, TN

Visit a relatively unknown Hall of Fame and enjoy some of the history of your favorite Rockabilly jams.

The Evil Dead Cabin

Morristown, TN

Remember the awesome movie The Evil Dead? Well, this is all that is left of that iconic, and creepy, cabin set.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Pikeville, TN

Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee’s largest and most visited state park. The park encompasses more than 26,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau.

Texas

Lone Star Motorcycle Museum

Vanderpool, TX

The Lone Star Motorcycle Museum is located in the heart of the Texas Hill country, amongst some of the most beautiful motorcycling roads. The museum displays a wonderful collection of motorcycles from around the world dating from the early 20th century to modern day.

South Texas Motorcycle Museum

Edinburg, TX

A non-profit museum that features dozens of motorcycles ranging from modern models to vintage motorcycles made in the early 1900's.

Dr Pepper Museum

Waco, TX

This museum not only dedicates exhibits to popular soft drinks (including the fan-favorite, Dr Pepper) but to the free enterprise system.

Last Remaining Boundary Marker for the Republic of Texas

Carthage, TX

This historical marker is dedicated to the last-remaining international border marker within the united states.

Palo Duro Canyon

Canyon, TX

Palo Duro Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, and it’s easy to see why. Any fan of long rides and awesome scenery needs to take a ride to this area.

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Fort Worth, TX

This typical Texas museum is filled with broncos and betties.

National Museum of the Pacific War

Fredericksburg, TX

The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

Utah

Burr Trail Switchbacks

Garfield County, UT

The Burr Trail takes the adventurous riders into some of Utah's most beautiful and extraordinary landscapes. The Burr Trail switchbacks steeply up through the canyon, and is known as one of the world’s most scenic, and challenging, roads.

Legends Motorcycles Emporium

Springville, UT

Legends Motorcycles creates custom vintage bikes by making handcrafted vintage parts for those who want to turn their factory bike into a true classic. They also feature a classic bike museum full of parts and history of motorcycles.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce, UT

A giant, natural amphitheater made of amazing geological formations. A must see for any fan of epic scenery.

Bonneville Salt Flats and Speedway

Wendover, UT

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.

Vermont

Vermont Moto Discovery Tour

Woodstock, VT

This 6-day, 5-night tour will take you on a motorcycle riding tour that takes you across the state, hitting all the must-see areas steeped in history of the state.

The Museum of Everyday Life

Glover, VT

Why should only famous or notable people get museums? This Vermont museum celebrates the glory of normalcy and exhibits highlight your everyday Joe.

Virginia


National Firearms Museum

Fairfax, VA

This sprawling gun museum is a revealing testament to the American right to armament.

Virginia Museum of Transportation Inc.

Roanoke, VA

This museum’s collection includes approximately 2,500 objects, including the largest collection of diesel locomotives in the South. The museum has expanded its collection to include automotive, aviation, transit, and more.

CIA Museum

McLean, VA

Down the well-guarded halls of the CIA compound in Langley, Virginia there is a collection of declassified artifacts, weapons, and other items from the America’s secret history, collectively known as the CIA Museum.

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge, VA

Natural Bridge is a geological formation in Rockbridge County, Virginia, comprising a 215-foot-high natural arch with a span of 90 feet. History tells that this land formation was once owned by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and King George III.

Grave of Stonewall Jackson’s Arm

Locust Grove, VA

Yeah, the one and only Stonewall Jackson lost his arm. Find it, it was laid to rest here.

Washington

Vintage Motorcycle Museum

Chehalis, WA

This two-story museum features a unique collection of original and fully-restored pre-1916 Indians, Harley-Davidsons, Excelsior, Pierces, Emblem, and more. The exhibit even includes an example of the first American made bicycle from the 1800's. (Be sure and call the museum to make an appointment before you visit, though!)

Barron Ghost Town

Winthrop, WA

Barron is one of the most intact ghost towns in Washington with cabins, log structures, and even a few explorable mines.

Fremont Bridge

Seattle, WA

Known as the most-opened drawbridge in the country, the Fremont was built in 1917 and even has its own tower Rapunzel.

Gravity Hill

Prosser, WA

Witness gravity “working backwards” on you and your bike when you visit this spot.

West Virginia

Whipple Company Store

Scarbro, WV

A museum for the people, this site pays tribute to the hard-working coal miners of the Appalachians.

New River Gorge Bridge

Fayetteville, WV

This huge bridge spans an Appalachian gorge, and, strangely enough, it’s legal to jump off of one day a year. (You probably might not want to do that, though.)

Mothman Museum

Point Pleasant, WV

Even if you don’t believe in weird stuff like this, you can’t really visit West Virginia without taking part in what makes this area paranormally famous.

American Motorcycle Museum

Bluefield, WV

Wisonsin

Harley-Davidson Museum

Milwaukee, WI

Of course any self-respecting biker visiting Wisconsin should want to go pay homage to world-famous bike manufacturer, Harley-Davidson. This museum in downtown Milwaukee showcases the more than 100 years of Harley motorcycle genius.

Shaker’s Cigar Bar

Milwaukee, WI

This cigar Bar was once owned by the one-and-only Al Capone.

World’s Largest Six Pack

La Crosse, WI

The name says it all.

Little Bohemia Lodge

Manitowish Waters, WI

Once the preferred hideout of John Dillinger, this is the site of one of the most famous botched FBI raids in history.

Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park, WY

If you’re checking out Yellowstone, stop by the largest hot spring in America. You’ll also understand how it gets its name.

The Devil’s Tower

Devils Tower, WY

This is the first declared National Monument in America.

Hole-in-the-Wall Outlaw Hideout

Kaycee, WY

This is the notorious Wyoming hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the infamous Jesse James.

Buford, Wyoming

Buford, WY

Don’t like tourists? Who does? Visit the smallest town in the United States. Population: one.

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