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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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Address: 206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone Number: 757-393-8031
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Description: Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports...
Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates past and present athletes and inspires future ones. Pitch to a radar gun, or drive a Nascar simulator. Broadcast a game in the Virginia Sports Center. Explore the Bon Secours Training Room, complete with virtual exercise equipment and a skeleton that rides a bike! Find over 250 Inductees in the Hall of Fame's Hall of Honor. Visit the Hall's Facebook page, Twitter account or website to keep up with information on upcoming events and happenings.
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I don't understand why this museum isn't in Richmond, but I'm grateful that it's not. I was surprised at the diversity of sports represented and how many athletes came from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When the grandchildren came to visit this is one of the first places that I took them to. The facility is laid out for each age group to see and participate in. You are guaranteed to get a good workout trying to keep up with the grandchildren along with everyone getting a history lesson along the way. I highly recommend... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't understand why this museum isn't in Richmond, but I'm grateful that it's not. I was surprised at the diversity of sports represented and how many athletes came from Virginia. I'm looking forward to my nephews coming to visit to test out their skills.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

this museum celebrates athletes from Virginia in an engaging way. Very well done and inspiring too. A real pleasure to learn and experience. Would highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an ok museum. I could be better if they offered more hands on activities for family's. Also, the ones they do have are not always opened. If the museum is open, everything in it should be. It good to see one time but I wouldn't go back over and over like some.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After taking the water taxi from Downtown Norfolk VA, It was a quick walk to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum is 2 floors. A lot to memorable of the Virginia players. Any sports fame would enjoy this museum. There is some interactivity for the kids to enjoy.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Place has facts and memorabilia that a sports enthusiast may enjoy. Lots of interactive things to do, but most of them are broken and/or not working. Took my family of 5 less then an hour to be in n out. I won't go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The actual Hall of fame is down stairs and really really small but still had a lot of interesting items. It's really not for adults its all about the kids. It really doesn't take that long to go through the entire thing maybe like an hour.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I took my daughters there for my first visit (they have previously been) & it was about what I expected for the money. Many interesting facts & interactive play. I do think that they need to update & maintain it better though. Several things were not working (theater, Nascar games, treadmill) & the soccer balls had the stuffing hanging out... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

took our kids here and we were in and out with in an hour... not really worth the money. When we went it was full of rude people who every other word was F this and N!@@er that... not what I want to deal with

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

As Va natives, this museum was very informative of all the great athletes VA. Grandchildren loved the interactive games, all sports highlighted. We had the museum to ourselves so is is truly a hidden jewel in Portsmouth

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