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Spinning Top Museum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member doublestuff
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Quick Description: The Spinning Top Museum, a one of a kind exhibit of more than 2,000 tops/ yo-yos/ gyroscopes; top spinning videos, plus a live presentation by the celebrity The Top Lady, Judith Schulz
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2007 7:20:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM13RQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 180

Long Description:
SPINNING TOP & YO-YO MUSEUM of toy spinning tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes. Located in Burlington, Wisconsin. This one of a kind museum is also a Toy Museum and a Logic puzzle museum.

This museum is a unique experience!

* see the amazing 2,000 item exhibition of antique & modern spinning tops, yo-yos, patches, Duncan items, gyroscopes, diabolos, and unusual spinners toys
* view videos about spin tops, learn spinning science facts
* play & experiment with 35 different hands-on toy tops and spinning top games
* PLUS enjoy a live presentation of spin tops, yo-yos, and gyroscopes by Judith Schulz, The Top Lady and toy top collector

The Spinning Top Museum is recommended by Tommy Smothers of the Smother's Brothers. The Top Lady, Judith Schulz, has appeared on Ripley's Believe it or Not TV and PBS' Wild Chicago TV; is the tops expert for the MGM film My Summer Story, the sequel to the classic movie A Christmas Story with Ralphie, and was the international guest top spinner at a festival of ancient games held in Europe.

VITAL: Please, always call ahead for the Top Museum schedule and openings.
Days and Hours of Operation: It is not open everyday. Space is limited and reservations are only a phone call away: (262) 763-3946: daytime & early evening hours.

533 Milwaukee Avenue
Burlington, WI USA

Related Website: [Web Link]

Price of Admission: 9.00 (listed in local currency)

What is in the collection:
2,000 tops both antique and modern, yo-yos, gyroscopes, top spinning videos, toy tops, trompos, trottoles, toupies, kreisels, komas, diabolos and "button spinners". Top games like Battling Tops, Ballaroo, Top the Top, & Bull in China Shop. Game tops like dreidles, Walter Johnson baseball top, put-n-takes, and "you-pays." Hundreds of yo-yos: Duncan, Royal, Festival, Cheerio, modern brands, patches and awards. Tops from around the world, and tops in all sizes including the worlds most smallest working tops. Even tops that spin for hours and one that spins for days! Maybe you will even see a top or top game that you used to play with?

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