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USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame

3300 Board Rd, York, PA 17402
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in York
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This sports museum chronicles strength as sport from its ancient Greek origins.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

very interesting, worth the time, was surprise with the amount of imfornation & the growth of types of weight training.well worth the time

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Loved the exhibits there. It's great for the family, but I suggest that you take older children. Boys may like it more than girls, but my female students also enjoyed the tour and museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

On a recent road trip with my 13 year old son, we found this place on roadsideamerica.com (a great site for finding unusual attractions in some places). It was basically on our route, so we popped in. Weightlifting isn't everyone's bag, but if you don't take the museum too seriously, it can be a lot of fun. It's kind of... More

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Fleetwood, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We visited here because of my husband, who is a weightlifter himself and wanted to see the museum. The museum is a self-guided tour, very well laid-out, and very informative. As my husband said, they pay homage to the old-school lifters. If you're not into weightlifting you may not like it as much, but it is interesting to see some... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

My husband, step son and I took a walk thru the gym, it was close to closing, and the employees didnt even anounce they were closing and we got locked in the gym, but ended up finding a door in the audoturium and was able to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012 via mobile

Tremendous history of U.S. weight lifting to be explored. The store offers some deals on attire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

It was fascinating - I never knew this world existed! No silly toots, whistles or childish interactive displays here. This is a serious collection of well explained photographs, documents, and objects from this relatively unknown world wide sport. It is well worth the hour or so it takes to see it.

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Broomall, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Depends whether you are a fan or not. Mostly photos and words, some old barbells. An outlet store. Weightlifters will like it, and the curious will be satisfied after 30 minutes or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

A great overall view of weightlifting thru the years! It began here with Bob Hoffman! Weight and power lifting contests held periodically during the year! A must see for the weight lifting or body builder! A small gift shop on the premise.

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