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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
601-982-8264
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum recalls Mississippi sports greats, from Dizzy Dean to the Negro League players.
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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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Jackson, Mississippi
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Average sports museum. Not a must see. If you competed in Mississippi sports it might be of some interest.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I arrived at the museum on 3:45 PM and the place closes at 5 PM; so, I had limited time and my experience may not reflect every common one. Here is a breakdown: Good: 1) Very detailed and thorough job of covering all major sports as well as some minor league and college athletes. 2) Organized place and the guide... More

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I love sports and grew up playing all kinds of sports. Yes, this place has some interesting members and their belongings, but I was truly disappointed by the lack of representation of women sports & athletes. That was the biggest disappointment.

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