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Evel Knievel Museum Opens in Topeka

KSAL StaffJune 30, 2017

Today kicks off the Grand Opening Celebration of the Evel Knievel Museum.

Special guests on hand include original crew members Ray Gunn, Evel’s first crew member; John Hood, Knievel’s crew and driver at Wembley Stadium; Rick Naugle, Knievel’s crew and driver who was with Knievel at Caesar’s Palace, Cow Palace and Snake River Canyon; Mike Draper and Lee Ratliff, Knievel’s driver, crew and right-hand men from Wichita, Kansas; George Sedlak, Knievel’s painter; Gene Sullivan, Knievel’s bodyguard, and others.

Family and crew members have come from as far as Los Angeles and New Jersey to be on hand for this special occasion.

Weekend activities include a VIP event this evening where museum founders, crew, family members and Kaptain Robbie Knievel will commemorate the fulfillment of Knievel’s life-long dream.

Founders, crew and family members will share personal stories, sign autographs, and relive the life and legacy of America’s greatest daredevil.

The Grand Opening Celebration will take place Friday, June 30 (10 AM – 5 PM) and Saturday, July 1 (9 AM – 5 PM). Visitors can purchase General Admission tickets at the gate, or advance tickets online at

After four decades in the making, the Museum is a fitting tribute to confidence, individu-alism and epic courage-characteristics that describe the bold life of Evel Knievel. The Museum is like Knievel himself; there’s no describing it, you simply have to experience it!

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