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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

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Address: 1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
Phone Number: 601-982-8264
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum exists to tell –and...
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum exists to tell –and preserve– the stories of Mississippi's greatest athletes and coaches, without question some of the world's greatest athletes and coaches. Question: What other state can boast the leading scorer and receiver in NFL history (Jerry Rice), the leading passer in NFL history (Brett Favre), the second leading rusher (Walter Payton) and the patriarch of the first family of football (Archie Manning)? Answer: Only Mississippi. And those guys are just for starters. Mississippi male and female athletes have excelled on national and international levels, winning Olympic gold, Super Bowl MVP trophies, World Series games and NBA championships. Our museum tells those stories, and many more, including being home to the largest Dizzy Dean collection. Stop by soon and see for yourself!
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Great time in the Hall of Fame

The Sports Hall of Fame was great. First we saw a 15 minute video showing Robin Roberts and her time with sports. Great exhibits, there is an Olympic exhibit showing the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The displays at this museum are awesome. I've been there several times and there's always something new. They've done a nice job with interactive exhibits. The amount of Mississippi history you get is great too. Don't leave Jackson without stopping here. Check their website for special events.

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Andrea P, Marketing Director at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you, Kerry, for the outstanding review! We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Clinton, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The MS Sports Hall of Fame is a great place to visit and learn about the rich history our state has in sports. There is something for all ages and genders here. Great value. Give it a go.

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Andrea P, Marketing Director at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the museum! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Being from Minnesota where the Mississippi River starts I knew of Walter Payton, Brett Favre and Jerry Rice being from your state but what a great class and State of Athletes you have on display here! To know the history of Dizzy Dean and the Jackson Mets to the great facilities at Mississippi State for baseball and football to Ole... More 

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Andrea P, Marketing Director at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are certainly proud of the extensive number of star athletes, teams and coaches Mississippi has produced. Thanks for sharing the word. More 

Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The Sports Hall of Fame was great. First we saw a 15 minute video showing Robin Roberts and her time with sports. Great exhibits, there is an Olympic exhibit showing the history of Mississippians in the Olympics. Other great exhibits, which showed the career of "Dizzy Dean" with the Cardinals. The only con about it is their gift shop, which... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I enjoyed a self-guided tour and learned about athletes who are native Mississippians. All sports are featured which includes photos, brief bios, magazine covers, some jerseys and other gear from athletes (e.g., Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, Archie Manning). You can view a shirt movie about the museum and purchase items from the museum shop. Also, the cost is budget-friendly. This... More 

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Flowood, Mississippi
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's a great place for a sports fan to take their child/grandchild to share the history of MS sports. It's a very nice venue for meetings as well. If you are into sports you'll find this interesting. You can drop your sports fan off here and head down Lakeland drive to do a little shopping for yourself if sports really... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This museum looks nice from the outside and has a decent layout inside. While there are a number of displays, not many are all that memorable outside of the one for Dizzy Dean. It is worth a stop for fans of Mississippi sports and athletes.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I didn't particulary enjoy this museum, but people who are big fans of the particular Mississippi athletes featured here may enjoy it.

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Pagosa Springs, CO
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stopped in here with local friends and enjoyed the exhibition. It was in a very nice building and the exhibits and interpretation was very well done. I didn't know that MS has such a stellar history of athletics, although I should have. I was surprised that the Mannings were not in the Hall of Fame but I was told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I spent 3 hours at the Museum asking questions about Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Walter Payton and Oil Can Boyd. Sad that none of Payton's stuff is on display but they made it clear they are trying and are in process of tweaking attractions. Interested to see what kind of improvements they make in the next couple years.

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