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“Fun little museum”

Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Sparta
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We arrived a half hour before closing time, but the gentleman manning the museum that day was very gracious and even allowed us a few minutes extra. He gave us a brief tour of the Deke Slayton exhibits, lots of antidotes on Deke and some of the unusual bikes and artifacts, including an official moon rock. We really enjoyed the bike collection and had fun looking for the bikes we owned as kids. There is also a scale where, if you are brave enough or thin enough you can step on to see how much you weigh on earth, the moon and one other planet I can't recall. The moon weight rocks! Fun museum, nominal fee.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

After finding it (it is not well marked at all from the main road), we enjoyed our stop. The staff there are fantastic. At the County museum on the bottom floor, we explored the local history. The kids were handed a seek and find checklist to search for. Unfortunately for my kids, they were not in the mood. Upstairs has an area dedicated to a children's play area giving us a chance to look around at the bicycle history. My husband enjoyed the first day cover selection especially.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

If you're a "bike geek" (in the most loving sense of the word) like me, the critical mass of bicycles in one room is enough to bring you in to the museum. The biggest surprise was the number of Astronauts that have come from Wisconsin. Makes you proud to be from the Badger state!

Thank Collinhas2lls
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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.

Thank Shrimpboat69
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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.

2  Thank Felixio18
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