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Birmingham, Alabama: World's Largest Motorcycle Museum Team Field Report

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Birmingham, AL
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. 13 miles east of Birmingham International Airport on I-20. Exit 140 (Leeds), then follow the signs.
M-Sa 10-6, Su 12-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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World's Largest Motorcycle Museum.

World's Largest Motorcycle Museum

George Barber's collection of nearly 1,400 motorcycles (and a few dozen cars as well), displayed in a cross between the Guggenheim and a parking garage. Report... [04/19/2015]

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Outdoor bronze statue of three men wearing capes and riding unicycles outside a building.

Barber Motorsports Museum

This has got to be the largest motorcycle museum of all time. Pristine: not a speck of dust or fingerprints anywhere. Outside the entrance to the museum is a stainless steel sculpture titled, "The Chase," which depicts human strength and speed achievement.

[Vicki Stevison, 03/16/2015]

George Barber is also the art patron behind Bamahenge and Lady in the Lake.

Large Motorsports Ants

You cannot go to see the ants unless you are attending a scheduled race. The road is only open to the museum -- and the ants are at the actual track (about a mile behind the museum -- with locked gates and guards). There was no way I could talk the guard into letting us take a quick picture -- no entry unless you want to fight the crowds at a race. Bummer! (He did say that the ants were still there, tho!)

[anonymous, 04/22/2009]
Large Motorsports Ants

Gigantic ant sculptures located in various spots around the Barbers Motorsports Park race track. Some of the ants are holding motorcycles in their mandibles. Pretty funny! This place also has the largest motorcycle museum in the world.

[Jeffery Martin, 04/08/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lady in the LakeLady in the Lake, Birmingham, AL - < 1 mi.
Classic Cars and Garage MuseumClassic Cars and Garage Museum, Trussville, AL - 6 mi.
Statue of Liberty ReplicaStatue of Liberty Replica, Birmingham, AL - 6 mi.
In the region:
Big Peach Statue, Clanton, AL - 51 mi.

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