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RED BLOOD. WHITE SUIT. AND BLUE SKY.

For daredevils and dreamers of all ages, come rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show, now open and flying sky-high in Topeka, Kansas. Witness the incredible collection of the physics-defying bikes that launched the legend. See his iconic 1974 Mack Truck & Trailer "Big Red." Examine the star-spangled helmets (battered, and beaten and beautiful) that undoubtedly saved Evel’s uninsurable life more than once. Listen to the eye-widening, imagination-sparking, and the doesn’t-seem-possible stories that defined an American icon.

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Our hearts are heavy as we grieve the passing of one of our Co-Founders, Jim Caplinger. He will forever be a legend to the Museum, the city of Topeka, and the people that visit for years to come. You’re forever in our hearts.

“It’s simple, without Jim, the museum does not have the high level of cool artifacts. He stepped in assisted and believed in Lathan and I when all we had was a dream and some drawings on paper. The Evel Knievel world is grateful for Jim Caplinger and he will be missed as a partner, a mentor and a friend.“ - Mike Patterson (Co-Founder)

“Some dreams are too big for just one individual to achieve. We were running as fast as we could towards that dream. Enter Jim Caplinger. He completed the trichotomy that brought the Evel Knievel Museum to fruition. He lit up the room with compassion, brilliance, loyalty and integrity.” - Lathan McKay (Partner, Co-Founder and most importantly, Friend)

“Jim came along in my life at a perfect time. I was ready to take the next step in a very long process and he made it possible in a way I could have never imagined. His ability to tell a story was amazing! His personality was one of a kind and although we did not get the luxury of knowing each other well I cherish the part of Jim I did know!” - Krystal Knievel
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Our hearts are heavy as we grieve the passing of one of our Co-Founders, Jim Caplinger. He will forever be a legend to the Museum, the city of Topeka, and the people that visit for years to come. You’re forever in our hearts.
 
“It’s simple, without Jim, the museum does not have the high level of cool artifacts.  He stepped in assisted and believed in Lathan and I when all we had was a dream and some drawings on paper.  The Evel Knievel world is grateful for Jim Caplinger and he will be missed as a partner, a mentor and a friend.“ - Mike Patterson (Co-Founder)
 
“Some dreams are too big for just one individual to achieve. We were running as fast as we could towards that dream. Enter Jim Caplinger. He completed the trichotomy that brought the Evel Knievel Museum to fruition. He lit up the room with compassion, brilliance, loyalty and integrity.” - Lathan McKay (Partner, Co-Founder and most importantly, Friend)
 
“Jim came along in my life at a perfect time.  I was ready to take the next step in a very long process and he made it possible in a way I could have never imagined.  His ability to tell a story was amazing!  His personality was one of a kind and although we did not get the luxury of knowing each other well I cherish the part of Jim I did know!” - Krystal Knievel

 

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Condolences

So sorry for y’all’s loss! Prayers to all

Prayers and very sorry for your loss

Sorry for your loss

😞

Sorry for your loss . I am glad he was able to leave this Legacy behind.

Sounds like a special man!

When Jim housed the EK hauler in one of his storage buildings downtown he told me of the potential of the museum and his vision. It matched Lathans and Mikes only Jim thought on a scale larger than other people. That is what made him successful. Why go to six when the you can go to 10 with a little more effort. Nothing was impossible, just impractical. He and his wife have created or touched many Topeka landmarks. His vision will be missed. My thoughts go out to the Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka family Lathan Mckay, Jim's wife and kids and to all of Jim's clients and customers. The museum is a great legacy to a great investment visionary.

Mike....so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember his story of getting the rocket thru customs at the Open House dinner!!! Priceless!!! Glad we got to meet him. Prayers for his family. Phil and Candy Reed

Sorry to hear about such a huge loss to our area.

So sorry for your loss. The museum is a wonderful part of "our favorite" Harley dealership and fun to go through. It would take 100 trIps through to really see everything. So sad he couldn't be here longer to enjoy it more. Prayers to family and friends...

I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that was touched by him. 🙁

Condolences to his Family.

And Heaven becomes a brighter place and those of us left behind feel emptier.

RIP Jim. Thanks for all you have done for us fans

My condolences

Rest In Peace Jim✌🏻

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🎉October 20th!!!! It’s almost time! 🎉 Do you have your ticket yet? 🎉

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I would love to win that Blake I can't afford to buy a ticket there any tickets

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The Evel Knievel Museum

🎄An Awesome Christmas Party idea 💡 or a Conference location 🤔 Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka and Kansas Expocentre are right next door! Contact us for details 😁

Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka
A new event venue with an extraordinary experience. Give us a call or message us to schedule a walkthrough!
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What about a Wedding venue too?

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The Evel Knievel Museum

Come discover Evel's broken bones with our Broken Bones Interactive Exhibit. Remember we are open Sundays from 12 to 5! (Last admission is at 4:15) ... See MoreSee Less

Come discover Evels broken bones with our Broken Bones Interactive Exhibit. Remember we are open Sundays from 12 to 5! (Last admission is at 4:15)Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Greatest daredevil in American history...

We visited in August. My six-year-old grandson loved the interactive exhibits. He would have stayed all day! Now he wants me to buy him a motorcycle. Who could have predicted that?

It’s awesome!!

How much is admissions?

My hero

Is there parking for semi trucks?

Troy Golden Road Trip!

Roy Bossier

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Happy Monday 😁 “Evelution” a new documentary coming out early 2019! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Ryan Gammel

Awesome

The REAL Deal

OMG I can’t believe this footage , I was there I was 7 years old .

Tamed that crossed bucking bronco Texan style!

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One of our favorite things to get in the mail is a box of newspapers articles fans have saved over the years. If you have a collection we would love to scan and send them back. 😁 Thank you Larry Tribuzio! ... See MoreSee Less

One of our favorite things to get in the mail is a box of newspapers articles fans have saved over the years. If you have a collection we would love to scan and send them back. 😁 Thank you Larry Tribuzio!

 

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A MC trip destination...

The following photos are from the August 31, 1974 issue of TV Guide

Can anyone tell me how to get this valued please.. One the same in its box

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NEWS & UPDATES

FOUR DECADES LATER AND EVEL IS STILL MAKING HEADLINES.

This is where you’ll find the latest and greatest announcements about our daredevil’s museum of triumph, carnage and courage.

MEDIA IS TALKING ABOUT THE MUSEUM

LATHAN McKAY: THE COLLECTOR

DOUG DANGER TOPEKA JUMP

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PHONE: 785.215.6205

LOCATION2047 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

HOURS: ​​​Tuesday-Friday 10AM-6PM (Last Tickets Sold 5:30PM) , Saturday 9AM-5PM (Last Tickets Sold 4:30PM), Sunday Noon-5PM (Last Tickets Sold 4:30PM), Closed on Mondays

NOTE: Last museum entrance times 30 minutes before closing (average visit time is 2 hours)

 

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YOU CAN'T LOOK AWAY. AND HE WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO.

It doesn’t matter how many times you watch him jump, it’s always a hair-raising experience. And nothing showed his preference for showmanship over sanity like his attempt at Caesars Palace. That’s the fearless spirit we’ve rekindled for a whole new generation with the Evel Knievel Thrill Show Museum.