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International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Neighborhood: Central Beach
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Address: One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone Number: 954-462-6536
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum has exhibits of swimming legends.

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Very Cool for Swimmers or Olympics Fans

I am a swimmer so the museum was fascinating for me! Swimming down through history, including in ancient art and literature, early days in America, the evolution of bathing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just a fantastically fast swimming pool where years ago I participated in a Masters National Swimming Contest.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We skipped the Hall of Fame which was $8 each. We opted to swim in the Olympic 50 meter pool. We paid $4 senior, $4 student, and $5 adult. We also paid for parking which was by the pool or across the street. The cool water was the best I found on our FL trip. This is the perfect place... More 

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Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The hall of fame is moving out of state ! Kind of a shame ! We used to enjoy visiting on a cloudy day .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am a swimmer so the museum was fascinating for me! Swimming down through history, including in ancient art and literature, early days in America, the evolution of bathing attire, how Red Cross swim instruction and Lifesaving began, etc. Add to that swimming record holders and Olympic greats, swim photographers, celebrity swimmers and even a video replay of Rodney Dangerfield... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are a serious swimmer then this is a must see place in Fort Lauderdale Serious lap swimming!!!! No dog paddle strokes,,,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not a big swimmer but I learned a lot from my visit to the Hall of Fame. Beautiful facility and great staff.

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This a great place if you do Lap swimming, I dont but my wife does.They charge you so much a hour that is reasonable. They have showers there and lockers . If you are a swimmer this is the place. You have to pay to park $1 an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a great place to visit. The admission cost was fair. Lot's of history of the world of swimming all the way back to the Roman times. My kid was able to see bathing suits from the Victorian era to current. The staff kept the gift shop/art museum open 30 minutes after closing for me. Huge thank you for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There is a ton of items and memorabilia at the ISHOF. Definitely worth seeing both sections--the one above the gift shop is where to start and then go to the back to continue. Many artifacts, pictures etc of old swimming, diving, water polo etc. videos area bit dated but worth a trip for the swimming enthusiast

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The museum has artifacts from the early days of swimming to the present. Fun to see the changes in styles and techniques throughout the years. also great to watch the training and diving. The exhibitions are great and a good way to spend an hour or two. I wasn't sure about going to see this, but was glad that I... More 

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