(Colorado Springs, CO) The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum is a surprise gem located on the second floor of the Tejon Eatery. This specialty museum occupies a small space but is packed with fascinating antique and vintage motorcycles, memorabilia, and history.
The museum has a 1955 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead in "Hollywood Green" reconstructed from parts collected over 20 years. The "Hollywood Green" color debuted in 1955 and was the only year it was available.
There is also a historic 1906 Reading Standard motorcycle made in Pennsylvania. In 1907, this bike was the first motorized vehicle to climb Pikes Peak, an accomplishment that went unchallenged for five years.
These are just two examples of the more than eighty motorcycles on display at this museum.
In addition to bikes, the facility has an impressive collection of memorabilia including toys, vintage oil cans, photographs, owner's handbooks, bike parts, collector beer cans, advertisements from years past, belt buckles, helmets, and clothing.
There is a "Hall of Fame" wall with photographs and biographies of pioneers and contributors to the motorcycle community. A fascinating deep dive into the biking world.
Sam's Ice Cream and Candy Shop
The cherry on top of this venue is a 1950's style soda fountain at the back of the museum. The black and white checkered floor, mint-colored walls, and chrome chairs with red cushions feel like stepping back in time.
The nostalgic shop sells cones, sundaes, floats, egg creams, and milkshakes. The ice cream flavors include vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, peaches & cream, rocky road, espresso, mint chocolate chip, butter pecan, and raspberry sorbet.
After touring the museum, take a seat at the ice cream counter and indulge in a sweet treat. It is the perfect way to spend a summer day!
- Location: 19 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs (second floor of the Tejon Eatery)
- Hours: 2022 summer hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday. Hours of operation vary with the season, so it is best to check the website before visiting.
- Admission is free (donations are welcome)
The Penrose Heritage Museum in Colorado Springs has a great collection of race cars. It is also free and worth a visit. Read more about that museum here.