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“A very interesting place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum

Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum
200 West Main Street, Sparta, WI 54656
608-269-0033
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Sparta
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“A very interesting place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

There is a variety of displays on bikes and a history of Deke Slayton. They also sponsor events like an Irish Tea with entertainment and other events. Very interesting place to visit.

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“Good Town Museum - Who would know unless you try it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The history of bicycles brought back memories and some new history I did not know. The Deke Slayton Space information was a proud history for Sparta and Wisconsin State. The manager was very helpful and friendly.

Visited October 2011
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“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was actually 3 museums in one, the County historical museum, the Deke Slayton museum and the bicycle museum. If you're into cycling (and if you're in Sparta, you are) then this is definitely worth the $3 and hour or so to wander through. A must see in Sparta!!

Visited August 2011
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“Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2003

Wow, if you like bicycles you have to check out this gem of a Museum. They have a whole range of bicycles starting with vintage bikes, a shaft driven bike, racers, and some really weird ones I never say before. Deke Slayton was one of the first Mercury 7 astronauts and he was born right in Sparta, if you are into astronauts you have to check that out too. Oh, and they have a quarter scale model of the Wright flyer, too. And all of the people I ran into in Sparta were really nice and helpful.

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