Jan. 21, 2011, 3:15 p.m. (ET)


January 21, 2011

LINCOLN, Neb. – The National Museum of Roller Skating received word from that it has been chosen as its top fun and unusual museum in the country.  Ranking national museums by the extent of their originality of topic, the livability website broke down a great list of candidates to the ten most unique.   

The list in descending order is as follows:  Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Tupelo Automobile Museum, Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology, American Helicopter Museum, Great American Dollhouse Museum, STAR Museum, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Ava Gardner Museum, and the National Museum of Roller Skating.

This unsolicited endorsement by an outside agency gives the National Museum of Roller Skating recognition in its field.  By providing visitors an experience gained nowhere else, the museum projects the history of roller skating from the days of wooden wheels and clamp-on skates to modern roller derby, speed, figure, and hockey.       

The National Museum of Roller Skating business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  The Museum is committed to enriching the experience of roller skaters by increasing their understanding and appreciation of its rich history and accomplishments, to extending public knowledge of these past events, and by preserving this legacy for future generations. 

For more information on the National Museum of Roller Skating, please log onto or contact the Director and Curator, James Vannurden, at 402.483.7551 or via email at