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Roger Maris Museum

West Acres Shopping Center, Fargo, ND
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The legendary baseball player and Fargo's hometown hero is honored with a 72-foot long glassed-in exhibit at the West Acres Shopping Mall, tracing all... more » Owner description: The legendary baseball player and Fargo's hometown hero is honored with a 72-foot long glassed-in exhibit at the West Acres Shopping Mall, tracing all aspects of his career, including major awards, uniforms and some of the home run balls from 1961, the year he broke Babe Ruth's record with 61 home runs. « less
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Utopia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Its just a reason to walk into a shopping mall. There is nothing here that even makes you feel like you have been a part of Maris's life.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Easy access to view the memorabilia in a mall. Open to the public, no charge. Interesting displays with all the items you'd expect in a Hall of fame.

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West Covina, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

One thing you don't expect to find in a mall is a museum, especially a museum for someone who made Major League Baseball history. Nonetheless, the West End Shopping Center in Fargo, ND is where you'll find the Roger Maris Museum. in 1961, Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season home run record by hitting 61 homers in 1961. The museum... More

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The museum was tiny and located in a mall. But the quantity of stuff to see was incredible. There was game used balls and bats and even seats from Yankee Stadium.

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Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

his is a fine tribute to a great St. Louis Cardinal. At least that's how Yankee-haters remember Roger Maris. But every baseball fan has plenty of respect for Roger, who still holds the non-steroid-added record for home runs in a season with 61 in 1961. He was a modest, quiet man who was uncomfortable with all of the attention. Maris... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

For anyone who is a baseball fanatic. I highly recommend this attraction. The true homerun champ. All those interested in baseball history must see.

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Louisville, KY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Fargo is Roger's hometown. The museum is located in a large shopping mall. It basically consists of window displays along the mall's walkway plus a small room with old Yankee stadium chairs (about a dozen) where you can sit and watch various news clips about Maris. The room is right along the mall walkway so mall noise was a problem... More

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Small, understated and totally accessible. Reminds one of the type of guy Maris was in real life, a shy, reticent small town guy

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I am a big Roger Maris fan. Infactwd I waited a long time to come here to fargo to see this museum. It's sad and very disapointing. It's not a museum what so ever. It's a window display you would find a Macy store back in the day. Just one big window display in a mall. This truly broke my... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
76 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you never have heard of Roger Maris, the mall display/museum is a revelation. Well presented, based on family collections and donations, the life and career of Maris is fully documented. The record of 61 homers was never fully recognized by the powerful people in baseball, marking the record with an asterisk, but considering that all future record-holders were tainted... More

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