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Newport Sports Museum

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Address: 100 Newport Center Dr., #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949-721-9333
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Museum that houses one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sports...

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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Sadly this is closed

Closed A treasure of Newport Beach. Many children and adults enjoyed visiting and learning about their favorite sports figure or team. Many famous athletes spoke to children from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Closed A treasure of Newport Beach. Many children and adults enjoyed visiting and learning about their favorite sports figure or team. Many famous athletes spoke to children from the Sports Museum. It was a loss to our community when it closed. It wall be missed.

Thank Hyflyingbee
Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A fabulous community benefit for the 18 years the Newport Sports Museum was open, for health and family reasons founder John Hamilton made a difficult decision early in 2014 to close the museum. John had assembled an amazing and diverse collection of over 10,000 sports memorabilia items. John began collecting at age 12, and many pieces were donated by his... More 

1 Thank BalboaIslandTraveler
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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.

4 Thank procrastinate
Los Angeles, California, United States
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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

1 Thank Val D
Montclair, New Jersey
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

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

2 Thank Mhbirnbaum
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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!

Thank gmalhotra631
Chatham, Illinois
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 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.

Thank Lisamarch
La Crescenta, California
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Carlsport
laguna niguel, ca
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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

Thank longboard
Newport Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

2 Thank Amber S

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