World of Speed Indy Car exhibit

World of Speed honors the past, looks to future

Jarrod Lyman | 12/13/2018 | Arts & Heritage, Heritage, Wilsonville

The World of Speed museum in Wilsonville is an homage to all things fast. 

Opened for more than three years now, the World of Speed has quickly become a popular stop for old gear heads, racing enthusiasts and kids alike. Epic permanent exhibits paired with innovative rotating ones keep things changing so that every time you visit, there's plenty of new things to see.

Currently they're hosting a Harley Davidson exhibition that showcases bikes from every era of this iconic builder's reign as king of motorcycles. They even have one used in the "Son's of Anarchy" tv show. The front gallery is currently filled with various Porches, but this exhibit wraps up soon. 

As they look to the future, museum staff are really excited about the Mario Andretti exhibit that opens in March 2019. Chances are you've heard of this racing legend; he's the most successful American driver in the history of motor sports. He'll also be at the museum next year, so keep an eye out for further announcements on when he will be there.

One of the coolest features of the museum is not just their interactive exhibits, but they have a truly innovative vocational education program that trains kids from several area high schools in mechanical skills. Students who go through the program come away with the skills they need to be competitive in the job market. Younger kids aren't left out either, as summer camps and winter break camps keep them entertained and educated during their off months. 

The museum really does capture your attention at every point. From the sculpture welcoming you outside the front entrance, to the lobby filled with great merchandise on into the vast gallery filled with all sorts of vehicles that go fast, the World of Speed is a perfect way to spend a day. 

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Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

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