Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Expands

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame has agreed to buy a plot of land directly to the East of where the museum currently sits.

Talking about how this purchase, that should be final this month, will help the fabled museum in the fabled city of Sturgis, Dave Davis, museum board president, said, “The Board of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has been working and planning for a long time to try to find the right way to expand the museum and offer visitors a better experience. We had the opportunity to purchase this property, which will allow us to plan for expansion in our current location – right on the corner of Main Street and Junction Avenue – the absolute center of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.”

The museum and hall of fame first opened to all on June 1, 2001 featuring displays made up of vintage and rarely-seen metric and V-twin motorcycles that had been loaned by collectors from around America. Located in the heart of historic Sturgis in the old Post Office Building, the Sturgis Museum and Hall of Fame play a large role in the overall effort to preserve the history of downtown Main Street and the ongoing popularity of the annual motorcycle rally.

Talking about this vision, Davis said, “Part of the museum’s charter is to preserve the history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and being right in the center of the rally action will help us to continue to meet that goal.”

Just remember:  if you plan on riding out to the museum, you need to make sure you have a South Dakota motorcycle insurance policy on the books.