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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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Delray Beach, Florida
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507 reviews 507 reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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509 reviews 509 reviews
60 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband is a life-long, talented swimmer, so whenever we are in the Ft. Lauderdale area we stop at the Swimming Hall of Fame. We enjoy the museum and the gift shop, and never skip a swim in one of their pools. Our only complaint.....it's in need of a facelift which we understand is coming. Too bad it means the... More

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Wisconsin, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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