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National Museum of Roller Skating

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Address: 4730 South St Ste 2, Lincoln, NE 68506-1256
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+1 402-483-7551 ext. 16
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small and Interesting

This museum is small, but very interesting. No charge. It has the largest artifacts of roller skates in the nation! Surprise!! To think about the old skates with keys, inline... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 5, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive. Skating from the very beginning up to the present. We were very surprised at the amount of information available. The exhibits were very well maintained. Well worth the visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This museum is small, but very interesting. No charge. It has the largest artifacts of roller skates in the nation! Surprise!! To think about the old skates with keys, inline skates, hockey skates, etc., It is wonderful someone is being attentive to the history. Interesting fact - the US National Championships for ROLLER sports is also in Lincoln, NE. Thus,... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank David K
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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