Solvang Motorcycle Museum
Solvang, California is a small town northwest of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez valley. This place is known to most as a tourist attraction town where one can find Danish food, windmills and buildings painted to look like they belong in a small European hamlet. To motorcyclists, it is the home to a sampling of Virgil Elings’ motorcycle collection known as the “Solvang Motorcycle Museum”.
Word has it that less than half of his bikes are on display here at any one time so you can know that the next time you pass through there will probably be something on the floor that you haven’t seen before. For a small fee of $10 you can spend as much time as you want looking the bikes over. There are no velvet ropes or glass panels to keep your at a distance, here you are able inspect the bikes as closely as you desire. Just don’t touch them.
Here are a handful of pictures that we took. To see the rest cruise through our gallery HERE
To get to Solvang from LA, just take the 101 North to the Buelton/Solvang exit. Then take hwy 246 into Solvang. Turn right a few blocks into town on Alisal. The museum is in a small shopping complex about 1/3 of a mile down the road on the left.
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Visit the Solvang Motorcycle Museum website at www.motosolvang.com