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Free entry for Haywood residents at Wheels Through Time

Matt Walksler is the curator of Dale's Wheels Through Time. Matt Walksler is the curator of Dale's Wheels Through Time. Garret K. Woodward photo

Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley will offer free admission to Haywood County residents on the first Saturday of each month throughout its 2023 season. 

From one-offs and factory racing specials to the world’s rarest motorcycle, the collection at Wheels Through Time features over 375 of the world’s rarest and most sought-after American motorcycles from over 30 manufacturers, all housed in an immersive environment that whisks you back to a bygone era of American transportation history. 

“We know that with the current economy and the closing of the papermill, many families will be watching expenses this year,” said curator Matt Walksler. “We wanted to find a way to pay it forward to them and offer a local opportunity to do something fun and not have to worry about the cost.”

The museum was recently featured on the new season of the hit television show “American Pickers” when show host Mike Wolfe brought five bikes to the museum for Walksler to get running again. 

The museum is located at 62 Vintage Lane in Maggie Valley and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday until Nov. 20. 

Free admission for Haywood County residents will be the first Saturday of each month. Those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity must bring a driver’s license showing a Haywood County address. 

For more information about the museum visit

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