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Next weekend (8/20 - 8/23) one of my good friends and I are heading down to Maggie Valley, NC to see (among other things) the Wheels Through Time museum, as they are moving it to the west coast and it has been on our 'to do' list for some time. We've already done the 'Dragon' thing but, was wondering if any of you that live in the area could point out some other cool roads or things to do/see. Thanks. In good weather we easily cover 400-500 miles a day. Although his damn bike has about a hundred miles more range (fuel mileage) than mine so I gotta hear that all the time. "We just stopped for gas" blah, blah blah.
 

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Blast... this is on my bucket list too :thumbup: Was gonna head down there in the near future also prolly Sept/Oct time frame ... enjoy the trip.
Do you know when he's moving/closing shop?

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Went there a few years ago with a very big group of X riders...quite a place!
 

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You will enjoy Wheels Through Time.

Hit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Asheville to Cherokee is awesome. Go through Bryson City, hit the Cherohala Skyway. Can't go wrong on the entire area!
 

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In June my son and I did Maggie Valley and WTT museum. It's not far from I-40 and if you proceed to Cherokee (Harrahs Casino), then on thru the Smoky Mountain National Park or down to Robbinsville to get on the Cherohala Skyway. Check your gas, as the skyway is over 50 mile with no gas stations, houses, etc. Just a suggestion:dontknow:
 

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Word comes that Dale Walksler, owner and curator of the renowned Wheels Through Time Museum (www.wheelsthroughtime.com) in Maggie Valley, N.C., is selling off a major chunk of his collection and moving out of the Maggie Valley digs he’s called home since 2002. Since moving in, Walksler has built up one of the most incredible collections of vintage American motorcycles in the world, featuring examples of rare marques like Dayton, Pope and Yale, and with one-of-a-kind bikes like Traub and Flesher. With this announced sale, it appears the museum as we know it is coming to an end.
According to Walksler, the museum is shifting gears and embracing a new initiative, Wheels Around the World, with a goal toward providing motorcycles and curatorial services to groups and institutions interested in putting on exhibits of their own. Walksler says the new program “will allow the history of American motorcycles to be shared with a larger audience than only those able to visit the physical museum itself.” Walksler says he’ll be offering full exhibit development to organizations interested in promoting motorcycle history.
While we’re sure the challenges of running a museum must be great, it seemed that Walksler’s Wheels Through Time had met with great success; ever met anyone who didn’t know about it? Be that as it may, Walksler has scheduled an auction of 150 of his prized collection, to be held on the museum grounds Sept. 25-27, 2008, with RM Auctions running the show. That will leave some 200 bikes in the collection, certainly more than enough to provide for Walksler’s new program. Still, we think it’s a shame the bikes are going to be split up, and that vintage motorcycle fans are losing a seminal collection of vintage American bikes.​

Read more: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/wheels-through-time-closing.aspx#ixzz1UyCsRcER

I would sure like to see it. maybe Jon and I can pass through on our way north from Key West in October? sb​
 

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I am actually wearing the tshirt that my son bought for me there last week right now, he had a great time and took lots of great pics, seems to even gotten his girlfriend interested in the place.
 
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