World of Speed, Oregon

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Do you have a need for speed? Are you interested in the history of racing or breaking motorcycle world records? Do you want to see the original cars driven by legendary NASCAR drivers? If you answered yes to any of those questions, head to Wilsonville, Oregon, home to the World of Speed Motorsports Museum. This educational museum houses historic race cars, motorcycles and boats and offers interactive and informational exhibits with the purpose of teaching about the history and culture of motorsports.

World of Speed places a special emphasis on educating guests about the rich history of automobile racing in the Pacific Northwest. The museum displays artifacts from nearby racetracks such as Portland International Raceway and Woodburn Dragstrip and features exhibits on famous local figures in the industry throughout history.

The museum also features an annually updated exhibit about women in racing, an often-overlooked demographic in the world of motorsports. From displays highlighting female trailblazers in drag racing to showcases of their trophies and awards, World of Speed recognizes and honors the impact women have had in the world of motorsports.

With its wealth of educational opportunities and its unique and interactive exhibits—they have three race car simulators—the World of Speed Museum is a must-do for any automobile enthusiast. To plan your visit, head to Find out more about Wilsonville and nearby communities at