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Address: 3300 Board Rd, York, PA 17406
Phone Number: +1 800-358-9675
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Description: The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength...
The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. The Weightlifting Hall of Fame encompasses approximately 8,000 square feet of the space and is housed in the first floor of the York Barbell administrative building, adjacent to York's warehouse and distribution facility, 2 miles north of York at exit 24 on Interstate 83.
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Weight Here While I Check it Out

Visited the museum at the York Barbell factory. Found it to be an interesting and an enjoyable 30 - 45 minutes of my time. The walk through is free and at your leisure. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the museum at the York Barbell factory. Found it to be an interesting and an enjoyable 30 - 45 minutes of my time. The walk through is free and at your leisure. Would recommend it to fitness buffs or weightlifters (old and new).

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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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

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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Centralpa
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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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