I initially stopped to just get a photo of the bicycle outside the building. However, ended up inside. Totally fascinating! I've been to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS. The Duke Slayton is a mini space history revolving around Mr Slayton. .and.....the bicycle portion was pretty neat also. Who knew Sparta was the US bicycle capital. Space travel and bicycles are... 更多
I along with my wife enjoyed the history and fun of this place . We have been eager to get the chance to visit and it's a trip to remember and pass on to others .
The museum is amazing. The space component is a strength, based on favorite son Donald Deke Slayton. The bicycle aspect is intriguing with so many great and different styles back to the high wheel. They are known by their representative "Ben Biken." They share with businesses on a rotating display.
I'm a cyclist, so that is what drew me to this museum on Aug. 31, while my wife was at a fabric store. I'm so glad I saw this, with so many interesting bikes and their stories. I took several photos of what most interested me. Cost is $5 (adults)
I had recently finished reading the Astronauts Wives Club and my interest was again directed to Deke Slayton. This museum is great stop on the way to somewhere else. It really displayed the chronology of his life very well with lots of actual artifacts. I was particularly fascinated with events in his life post Apollo 13. There is also a... 更多
My 30ish son and I passed through Sparta on our way to Washington state along I-90. I was particularly interested to visit the area again as my fathers side of the family is from the town and I wanted to check up on ancestor graves and the old home place. My son, the bicycle enthusiast, wanted to check out the... 更多
Since a thunderstorm derailed our plans of biking the Elroy-Sparta Trail, we decided to take in the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum. We had seen billboards on interstate advertising this place for years and always snickered at the unlikely combination. That aside, it IS a worthy place to visit. Admission (ours made better by a coupon from our... 更多
We were blown away by the astronomical (pun intended) number of items on display that were related to Deke Slayton, local boy and Mercury 7 Astronaut. The museum also has a moon rock on permanent display. The history of one of our nations space pioneers was very well covered here. The building also displays a lot of bicycles if you... 更多