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The Bicycle Museum of America, New Bremen

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4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Other collections include gems and rocks, inaugural medals, Navy Challenge Coins, Inaugural Police Badges, and a Civil War flag.

"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world." ~ Grant Petersen
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  • Stopped here after lunch at a very nice restaurant nearby and was amazed. Three floors of bicycle history in a special collection of ancient up to modern bicycles. The Schwinn family collect is locate...  read more »
  • Two floors, well organized for many types of bicycles, 3-4 exhibit set up for hands-on. Schwinn, and Huffy well represented. Models of some of the newest in bicycle manufacturing. 
  • This is a museum worth the time to see all the collection of bicycles. It is a trip down memory lane and was surprised to see how the bicycle was used in war time. 
  • As cycling history nut, I really enjoyed this museum. I was impressed the the quantity and quality of bicycles they have on display. They have a much larger number in storage which they apparently switch out quite often. I think there's something here to like for everyone, but if you're not a cycling person, you might not be as engrossed as there's not too much displayed in terms of historical information and stories.
  • We were camping at Wapakoneta, OH. Thankfully, the RV park had a brochure for this museum. We enjoy visiting such as auto museums and aircraft museums, so I thought we would check it out. It was a 17 mile drive for us and well worth the time. We were greeted by a most friendly and informative docent, John. The visit begins with a video. Next the docent provided us with a self-guided pamphlet, and then he accompanied us about the first floor. There are bicycles on display the likes of which we have never seen before. There is also other collections on display such as gems and minerals and police and bicycle badges.
  • Plenty of interesting, quirky, and fun things to see and learn about at this wonderful museum!
  • Fascinating even for non bicycle riders. Extremely helpful personnel.
  • Driving south through Ohio, my wife and I were surprised to see signs for this museum as we hadn't heard about it previously. We decided to visit on our return trip and were not disappointed. This is a superb collection of bicycles, ranging from some of the earliest 'dandy horses', to big-wheeled Penny Farthings, oddities such as monocycles and a retro-direct two-speed, all the way up to modern bikes with unique features (bamboo frames, etc). If you're at all interested in cycling, this is a must see. The cafe nearby also has excellent food and coffee!
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