St Louis Motorcycle Museums

1953 Indian Chief at the Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO
1953 Indian Chief at the Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO

 

St. Louis is famous for lots of things like the Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.  There's also lots of historic motorcycles stored in museums around the city.

There's over 350 motorcycles at Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO.
There's over 350 motorcycles at Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO.
1912 Indian Board Track Racer at Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO.
1912 Indian Board Track Racer at Mungenast Classic Museum in St. Louis, MO.

 

"The first Indian motorcycle was created by the Hendee Manufacturing Company in 1901.  George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom became co-founders of what was soon to be an award-winning brand. ... However, Indian’s success ran out in 1953, when the company went bankrupt ...  By 1998, brand-exclusive production of Indian Motorcycle models resumed. Then, in 2003, Indian Motorcycle Company of America went bankrupt again and ended production. The tumultuous history of the Indian Motorcycle Brand ends on a good note, because in 2011 Polaris Industries acquired Indian Motorcycle, and Indian has been in production ever since."

http://mungenastclassicmuseum.com/2017/10/indian-motorcycles-2/

 

St Louis, Missouri is a good stop for historic motorcycles.  Click the map to enlarge it.
St Louis, Missouri is a good stop for historic motorcycles. Click the map to enlarge it.

If you are planning a trip to see The MOTO Museum, please call ahead to confirm it will be open for viewing.  The Museum is also an event venue and there may be a private event during normal business hours.  https://www.themotomuseum.com/contact/

Call ahead if you want to visit the free Moto Museum. Click the photo for info.
Call ahead if you want to visit the free Moto Museum. Click the photo for info.

Since you're nearby, you might want to stop by Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles to see their current inventory of cars and bikes. 

https://fastlanecars.com

Fast Lane Classic Cars, St. Charles, MO.  Yelp photo by Robin O.
Fast Lane Classic Cars, St. Charles, MO. Yelp photo by Robin O.