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Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum

200 W Main St, Sparta, WI 54656-2141
+1 608-269-0033
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Not a big deal, but nice

It was a nice place, but not a big deal. Mostly a display of bicycles. Fun that they have space... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Lombard, Illinois
Great Family Entertainment

If you are excited about science this is a great place to bring the family. A tie to the home town... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Michael D
Apple Valley, United States
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200 W Main St, Sparta, WI 54656-2141
+1 608-269-0033
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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

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.

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

1  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

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 .

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.

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

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Well worth the $5 admission. Extensive collection from life and career of Deke Slayton. Also includes other astronauts with Wisconsin connections. Would have liked to see more on the history and development of bicycles as the bike display is not organized chronologically. Located on the...More

2  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I'm a cyclist, so that is what drew me to this museum on Aug. 31, while my wife was at a fabric store. I'm so glad I saw this, with so many interesting bikes and their stories. I took several photos of what most interested...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I had recently finished reading the Astronauts Wives Club and my interest was again directed to Deke Slayton. This museum is great stop on the way to somewhere else. It really displayed the chronology of his life very well with lots of actual artifacts. I...More

2  Thank bLiselotte
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