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International Swimming Hall of Fame

One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)
954-462-6536
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum has exhibits of swimming legends.
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Wisconsin, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Who wouldn't like a museum where they show a clip of Rodney Dangerfield's famous dive from Back to School? From gold medals, to glitzy swimsuits to the history of flippers, this museum was a fun diversion! Huge competitive pools - I think we counted 24 lanes. Just fun.

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Oakton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want a kid friendly place to go, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is just the place for you. There are very fun activity's for example, If your kid is a big swimmer the International Swimming Hall of Fame would be a great place to go. When my family and I went to Fort Lauderdale we saw really cool things and... More

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Loved the outdoor swim… using a day pass. I swam my routine, thinking it was a standard yard measured pool. After my swim, I was told it was a meter pool. EXTRA CREDIT!! Did not have time to visit the museum or gift shop. The locker room is a disgrace. Keep shoes on your feet. The facility needs a major... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A coworker of mine who is a huge Michael Phelps fan would constantly talk about how great the International Swimming Hall of Fame was for years. This past May on our anniversary, my wife and I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale and decided to visit - sort of as a passing thought. We did NOT regret it! First of all, we... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The history of swimming from ancient times to the present is on display here. The collection is amazingly complete partially through the generosity of some of the world's star swimmers who have items on loan here. Water polo and other aquatic pursuits are not forgotten. The building is old, however, and not designed to prevent fading and deterioration. That said,... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was a college swimmer. Now in retirement, I found the ISHOF a very welcoming, friendly environment during my winter times in South Florida. With two 50-meter pools, diving well, museum, shop, etc., it is a swimmer's paradise. Every swimmer should visit, whatever your age, level or interest in water sports. It is also one block away from a beautiful... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Because of disagreements with the City of Ft. Lauderdale, The International Swimming Hall of Fame has decided to close--and move to another location. The rumor is that a California City is offering quite a bit for them to relocate there. It would be a big loss for Ft. Lauderdale because the Swimming Hall of Fame is part of the mystique... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the place to take swimming lessons. Serious swimmers here. Learn how to do a flip turn! Lessons available. The Swimming Hall of Fame hosts many swim events. Fun to watch.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Growing up just down the road- although I swam for a different club team, no normal swim season was complete without at least a couple of meets at the Hall of Fame. I love the pool and the facilities, but somehow in June there is always the likelihood of seeing some of the most insane thunderstorms ever! I have some... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

I used to come here when in high school and had meet competition for my swim team. Since the I have visited the pools and diving boards several times. Clean fun

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