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National Museum of Roller Skating

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Address: 4730 South St Ste 2, Lincoln, NE 68506-1256
Phone Number: 402-483-7551 ext. 16
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One of a Kind

This is located within the USA Rollersports headquarters. It's a very unassuming brick building - looks like a house. The museum traces the history of rollerskating with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those who read my reviews you know that I have a passion to locate and report on odd little museums. Well this sure qualifies it's not large but it is comprehensive about the history of skates and skating. Imagine being able two sea skates from 1814. Well I didn't even know they were skating in 1814 and today that's... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my grandparents recently and we hit a few museums. There is a suggested donation but not required. Interesting site.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I think one of the funniest lines in the movie "Nebraska" was when the son said that the only thing in Nebraska was the roller skating museum. So, if that's it then I would suggest everyone go there and check out how roller skating came to be. Most people don't realize that roller skating evolved from ballroom dancing and it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is located within the USA Rollersports headquarters. It's a very unassuming brick building - looks like a house. The museum traces the history of rollerskating with actual skates , wheels and costumes used by some of the champion skaters over the years. There is and organ donated by one of the West Coast's most popular organists, also, a working... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Hey, let's put up a fun little museum but make sure it is closed on the weekends when people have time to see it. Was very much looking forward to seeing this. Don't waste your gas. Disappointing.

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Even if you've only donned a pair of roller blades in your teen years, a visit to this museum if you are ever close to the area is a fun side trip. Give yourself about an hour. They are non-profit, so It's free but they do take free will donations. They have great old photos and equipment and costumes of... More 

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Nesbit, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Wow what an honor to visit here! Love the whole section for Coach Caroline Mirelli! Never knew it had such a history! And what about all the skating movies! Very informative!

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Osceola, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We learned about the skate museum from looking on the internet for things to see in Lincoln and thought we'd check it out. We expected to be able to see it in an hour or so but because of our excellent and most informative guide Rhonda, we spent 2 hours or more! We were able to roam at our leisure... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Was not expecting much when we passed the sign - but decided to give it a stop. We were pleasantly surprised. As others have said - quicky and fun! Definitely worth stopping in - the price is right and it is entertaining!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I always like checking out obscure museums, especially when they are free. And this one fits the bill in every way. Covering the history of roller skating from its earliest beginnings in the Netherlands (when the local ice skaters tried to find a way to continue their sport when the canals melted) to the present, this museum is bigger than... More 

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