Located in the small Central Kansas town of Marquette, the Kansas Motorcycle Museum is a must stop for anyone who likes motorcycles or vintage vehicles.
Started in 2003 in tribute to local motorcycle racing legend, “Stan The Man” Engdahl, the museum has over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles as well as motorcycle racing memorabilia, etc. The collection includes over 600 trophies that Stan Engdahl himself won while riding a custom Harley-Davidson racing bike during a racing career that spanned from 1940’s to the 1990’s.
Mr. Engdahl passed away in 2007 but the museum continues to be operated today by a dedicated group of volunteers who keep the museum open seven days a week. There is no admission charge for the museum but free will donations are accepted and appreciated.
The museum is housed in two adjacent buildings that are part of Marquette’s picturesque and historical downtown area. Featuring several historical buildings, downtown Marquette is worth some time to explore as well while you are in the area.
Normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and on Sundays from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. While the museum is also open most holidays it is advised to call in advance to make sure someone will there. Special group tours can also be arranged by calling 785-546-2449.
Every year the town of Marquette and the Kansas Motorcycle Museum host the annual “Thunder on the Smoky” Motorcycle Rally and Races. It is a time of celebration with live music, numerous vendors and motorcycle racing as thousands of motorcyclists come to celebrate and support the wonderful history of motorcycles and motorcycle racing.
Kansas Motorcycle Museum
120 North Washington Street
Marquette, Kansas 67464
Kansas Motorcycle Museum Photo Gallery