• Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum

      One of the museum's odd bike specimens
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      4000 artifacts chronically the evolution of the bicycle along with space memorabilia from Deke Slayton's collection are found here. Plus there is a collection of aviation gear from Monroe County. The slogan of the museum is 'From Sprockets to Rockets.'

      If you go:
      Be sure to watch the vintage (1960's) bike safety film 'One Got Fat', which the museum screens regularly. As even the staff will tell you, it's a priceless and unintentionally amusing gem of training film schlock, with a rather macabre approach to warning kids to ride their bikes responsibly.

      Links:




      200 West Main Street
      Sparta, Wisconsin 54656 USA
      dekeslayton@centurytel.net


      Phone Numbers:

      Museum Information
      +1 (608) 269-0033


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