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The Bicycle Museum of America New Bremen

Where is it at?

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The Bicycle Museum of America
7 West Monroe St. (St Rt 274)
New Bremen
OH
45869
Tel: 419 629 9249

Directions

The bike museum is located on 7 West Monroe St, New Bremen, OH, 45869, which is about 20 minutes off I75 There is RV and bus parking at the back of the building.

Where are we going today?

I want to ride my bicycle...I want to ride my bike!

If you are a bike fanatic then the Bicycle Museum of America holds over 300 bikes on display, more than 1000 in rotation, making it one of the largest private collections of bicycles in the world!

There is an in-museum theater to expand your knowledge of the history of the bike, and the museum is beautifully laid out with fascinating pockets of information scattered around the intricate layout of the bikes themselves. 

There is also a newly added gem and rock collection, which also includes a large meteorite (crazy!) and fascinating historical artefacts such as presidential medals and inauguration security badges.  There is even an authentic Civil War flag.

An interesting escape into the world and history of the bike as we know it today.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$3 for Adults
  • Children$1 for Students
  • Free Under: 6 and under are Free!
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9 AM - 7 PM Summer (5pm in winter) Monday - Friday; 10 AM - 2 PM Saturdays

Open Most Holidays, Closed on Sundays.

Teachers corner

There are elements to the museum which can suit learning for pre-K students right through to high school. The younger children will enjoy the basic concepts of movements and history, and the older students will enjoy the mathematical elements to the functionality of the bike, and a more in-depth history. .

I'm Hungry!

Next door to the museum is a La Piazza, as well as a local coffee shop just 4 doors down. If you want to bring your own food there is an outdoor picnic area available..

Any Top Tips?

If you want to arrange group tours just call ahead to book. Otherwise just pop in!.

Doing our bit

Outdoor picnic area available and places to walk your dog. .

Need a little extra help?

There are some levels without elevators, however the museum play a DVD tour of the exhibits on other levels so if you are unable to make the rest of the museum, you won't feel like you're missing out. .

Can I get one of those?

There is a shop at Crown Store where you can pick up some postcards, hats and shirts, as well as more unique gifts such as a Penny Press Machine!.

What people are saying?

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    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...Read More

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    The staff were knowledgeable, kind, and helpful, answering any questions we had. There were a lot of bikes all with descriptions of what they were and when they were made. I enjoyed it and so did my kids - 10, 13, and 15 years old.

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    We visit every year and always see something we didn't notice before. If you love bikes, don't miss it!

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by Will Cawthorn

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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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