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Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The museum focused on primarily two things - bicycles and Astronaut Donald Slayton, with a touch of... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
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Lots of Great exhibits for a small town Museum!

The staff was wonderful, and the exhibits were fun to explore with my children! They have a special... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
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We have over 100 unique bikes on display, artifacts on loan from NASA, and a real piece of moon rock- only one in Wisconsin! We also have a great kid's area with a loft, a space capsule, and astronaut costumes! Come visit today!
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200 W Main St, Flr. 2, Sparta, WI 54656-2141
+1 608-269-0033
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The museum focused on primarily two things - bicycles and Astronaut Donald Slayton, with a touch of county history thrown in for good measure. Someone kept VERY detailed information about the space program. Lots of memorabilia recounts the life and career of Slayton as well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The staff was wonderful, and the exhibits were fun to explore with my children! They have a special hands-on area for the kids to be interactive! I highly recommend checking it out!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank I5411DWsandrar
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little stop. But if your not in to bikes or space history, you may not find interest. Cute little play area for little kids while the adults check out bikes and space displays. The majority of the museum was not of interest to them....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was a nice place, but not a big deal. Mostly a display of bicycles. Fun that they have space suits to try on and a wooden replica of a Mercury space capsule you can climb into. The big focus is that one of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KenBohl
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you are excited about science this is a great place to bring the family. A tie to the home town boy Deke Slayton, one of the original Mercury astronauts and the fist Bike to Rail pathway system in America.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I always hesitated going here because who wanted to see a bunch of old bicycles and read a lot of yadda-yadda facts about Deke Slayton. But, when I did go this museum, I was totally taken aback!! What a fantastic place to visit!! Yes, there...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank hoho-ws
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I initially stopped to just get a photo of the bicycle outside the building. However, ended up inside. Totally fascinating! I've been to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS. The Duke Slayton is a mini space history revolving around Mr Slayton. .and.....the bicycle portion was pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I along with my wife enjoyed the history and fun of this place . We have been eager to get the chance to visit and it's a trip to remember and pass on to others .

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank paulkranz27
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

of historic bikes. Staff will give you a brief tour. Absolutely a great museum for such a little town. Perfect for bike and space enthusiasts.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Kara Rae P
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The museum is amazing. The space component is a strength, based on favorite son Donald Deke Slayton. The bicycle aspect is intriguing with so many great and different styles back to the high wheel. They are known by their representative "Ben Biken." They share with...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Thomas S
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