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International Swimming Hall of Fame

Neighborhood: Central Beach
Specialty museums, Museums
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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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Hours:
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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Nice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Buffalo, New York
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294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I cannot believe the City has not supported & negotiated with this iconic place to ensure it stays in Lauderdale. I have been here many times and am shocked and disheartened it may be moving to California. We don't need more pricey condos or hotels. Shame on the city government. This might be my last visit. Incredible disappointment

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The museum was very interesting and let me relive some memories, especially Mark Spitz. I swam in the Olympic pool and it was excellent.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

ISHOF is in limbo due to disagreements with city and likely will move to California, so employees are disheartened. Exhibits are dated due to lack of funding.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Years ago I used to go here to swim. The pools are fantastic, the water quality is excellent and you can do laps here as nowhere else I've swam. Plus, the scenery of the fit swimmers is an extra plus. Peridocally you can watch competitions while you watch the yachts glide by. If you tire of swimming, there are restaurants... More 

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chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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