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International Swimming Hall of Fame

Address: One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Central Beach)
Phone Number: 954-462-6536
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Type: Specialty Museums, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This museum has exhibits of swimming legends.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: This museum has exhibits of swimming legends.

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chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I'm not certain if I was happy to swim outdoors, or if it was the long course, or the friendly lifeguard, but I really enjoyed my 3600 yard swim. Since I am casper white the guard knew I was a visitor and engaged me in conversation and told me where to get a board and pull buoy. Not a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent. Champions going from way back to the present. Mostly Americans. Displays, equipment, videos, art. Hard to beat if you like competitive swimming. Only downsides were that they are moving in 2015...no location yet...maybe California. And the Greg Louganis display was on tour. Great place to see, especially if it's not a sunny day. You need to pay for parking.

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St. John's, Antigua
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52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's just what you would expect. It's the hall of fame for great swimmers like me. Just kidding. This is a great place to go, put it on your bucket list.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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377 reviews 377 reviews
125 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Apparently, the city plans to demolish the pools and museum in favor of a parking garage and new aquatic center. The little museum in the back is definitely in need of some TLC, and perhaps its planned move (maybe to Santa Clara?) will give it the attention it deserves as a hall of fame. Lots of swimming and Olympic memorabilia... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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310 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

They have been talking about replacing it for years. Many years ago, it was one of the premier swimming venues in the world.

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Toronto
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56 reviews 56 reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Can't say enough good things about this pool - of course, the assumption is that you want to do lap swimming. It's not a recreational pool. But really, really good pool, well maintained, and not too chlorinated. Too bad that it is closing for renovation and is to become a much smaller complex.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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62 attraction reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's hard to find something to do when it's a rainy, stormy day in Fort Lauderdale. But on one of those stormy days I decided to check out the International Swimming Hall of Fame and see what it was all about. It was a bit odd that on a rainy day I was the only person in the building. When... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I live here in South Florida and for years assumed it was a cheesy, tourist attraction. How wrong I was. It has been there since 1964 and has memorabilia and stories of great feats, tales of true courage and amazing stories of never giving up. I was choked up from beginning to end. Most amazing were the stories of women... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Trained here as a kid and visited some 10 years later for fun. Excellent facility with plenty of pool space to train. There is a free museum that is worth a look together with a shop

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I swim for fun and fitness so I was pretty keen to see this. It had everything you can imagine related to competitive swimming and just swimming in general: medals earned by some of the greatest swimmers ever to compete such as Johnny Weissmuller, Duke Kahanamoku, Esther Williams to Michael Phelps. They even had some old videos of Gertrude Ederle's... More 

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