National Museum of Roller Skating, Lincoln

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  • I did not know when I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska that the National Roller Skating museum even existed so I decided to take a gander at this quaint museum, It did not disappoint as it was both...  more »
  • Self guided tour with no admission fee. There are roller skates on display that are beyond imagination.  more »
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  • Very neat collection of roller skating memorabilia and equipment. However, the museum is located, quite strangely, in the rear of an office building. We wanted to buy something from the gift shop but there was hardly a soul in the whole building, and we had to grab someone from the cubicles to complete the transaction. Overall, just a kinda weird museum experience.
  • 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 over 200 years old. wow! now the rest of the museum has various skates, over time, motorized skates, four wheel skates, inline skates, and skates that defy description as people just wanted to have a good time and go skating. I would think you needed skating because not everybody had ice year-round to do ice skating. But what do I know! Anyway, there skate competitions around the country, there were the days of the roller rinks, and all the wonderful things of the past, there were these designs that increase safety and speed there's just a whole lot to see here, if you stop and read, and a great calliope box that you need quarters for. So bring some quarters and come and enjoy the skating Museum. I thought it was wonderful.
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