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World of Speed Indy Car exhibit
Jarrod Lyman | 03/17/2020 | Arts & Heritage, Heritage

World Of Speed Honors The Past, Looks To Future

Black Corvette which was the Official Pace car of the Indy 500 on May 28, 1978 on display at World of Speed in Wilsonville

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

Opened in 2015, 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.

Their next rotating exhibit will feature vehicles telling the fascinating, and fast, story of one of the world's most coveted automotive brands: Ferrari. The whole history of this legendary manufacturer will be represented, from the earliest models to some of the newest super cars they've put out. 

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 has been working in the tourism industry for more than 15 years. He helps develop strategy for Mt. Hood Territory web content as well as their social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and works with local media promoting the amazing attractions here. He likes cake. 

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