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Newport Sports Museum

100 Newport Center Dr., #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Newport Beach
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports memorabilia collections. The Museum features balls and jerseys autographed and/or worn by baseball greats Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and more. Also on display are golf clubs and bags from five presidents, as well as authentic game-used jerseys and equipment worn by football, basketball and hockey greats . The Museum is open to the general public free of charge.

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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I tried to visit this museum in June 2014. A sign on the door said the museum is permanently closed.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This sports museum is spectacular for people of every age. The most amazing part is that it is the collection of one man, John Hamilton, a real estate developer who started his collection as a young teen. Admission is free, and apparently the reasoning is to share sports memorabilia and introduce kids to role models. Don't miss this museum.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Fantastic museum! Unbelievably extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Enjoyable for even those who don't know too much about sports (myself included!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

This little place has a HUGE collection of sports memorabilia. It's a must see for any sports fan. They even have an indoor basketball court that you can shoot around at! If you're in the Newport area I definitely recommend going to the sports museum. And it's free!! What more could you ask for!

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Chatham, Illinois
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242 reviews 242 reviews
44 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

So fun! Staff was nice. So many cool things to see and do. My son's favorite was the stadium seats and the basketball court. Seeing the basketball players' shoes was very neat, too. This is free and easy to walk to from the fashion mall or nearby hotels.

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La Crescenta, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

An extremely well put together Sports Museum if you are in to sports memorabilia. Love the historical baseball seat section! Not very big, but absolutely stuffed with jerseys, balls, bats, etc. You can easily get through in an hour, but could also spend more time as well. A fullsize basketball rim to shoot on and a little putting area for... More

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laguna niguel, ca
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Really great collection of all sports, even surfing. We have been there a couple times for events. Nice place

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Newport Coast
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My children have spent hours enjoying the Newport Sports Museum. The amount of sports memorabilia is amazing, especially for a 12 year old boy. The Newport Sports Museum treasure hunt was not only fun but it was truly educational. Admission is free which was a bonus. I would strongly recommend the Newport Sports Museum.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We went to the museum and enjoyed it very much. My husband could have spent hours with my older son. Lots of items to see, balls, jerseys, shoes, pictures, etc. A basketball court where the kids can play is great. Very nicely done and we appreciate the free admission. With four kids it was nice to find.

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Las Vegas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This was a nice little break from the beach for my kids and I. The staff was very welcoming, and we felt comfortable browsing at the extensive collection for as long as we wanted to. It is tucked away in a business center, but worth finding!

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