National Museum of Roller Skating in Lincoln, NE
National Museum of Roller Skating
Steady yourself and get ready to enter what is touted as the world's only museum devoted to roller skating. The National Museum of Roller Skating is a 2,000-square-foot exploration of wheels you strap on your feet. Among the more unusual pieces in this collection is a pair of skates that were powered by a gas motor worn like a backpack. Exhibits include inline skating, roller hockey, speed skating, roller derby and artistic skating. They've also made some space for ice skating. Roll through here and you'll come out with an understanding of where skates got their start and where they've gone. Best of all, the museum is free.
*Photo courtesy of Joseph Robertson