Alexandria, Virginia: National Inventors Hall of Fame MuseumThey're all here, great Americans from Robert Adler (invented the TV remote control) to Frank Zamboni (invented the hockey ice polishing Zamboni machine).
- 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA
- On the west side of the city, in the atrium of the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office, which is in the Madison Building on Dulany St. between Ballenger and Eisenhower Aves.
- M-F 9-5, Sa 12-5 (Call to verify)
Inventors Hall of Fame: A story in the Beacon Journal confirms what we had suspected: the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Akron, Ohio, has wound down to full stop. Its web site skirts the issue by talking of "construction," but it's the construction of the middle school that's being built where the Hall of Fame used to be. [06/22/2008] Complete Story...
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A zany little museum tucked into the USPTO Headquarters in the Carlyle Area of Old Town Alexandria. Currently featuring an exhibit focusing on health and fitness patents and trademarks, it hosts regularly changing exhibits about various topics (including food, art, and shoes in the recent past). Also features a cool talking Portrait Gallery and short video about extreme sports and innovation.[TP, 08/24/2012]
The National (i.e. American) Inventors Hall of Fame was in Akron, Ohio, before it closed for lack of interest (It called itself "Inventure Place" back then). Now it's returned to the U.S. Patent Office, which is where it was before moving to Ohio. The talking portraits yell at each other, an idea invented by non-national Harry Potter.