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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
757-393-8031
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Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Museums
Owner description: Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates past and present athletes and inspires future... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pensacola, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I decided to take my husband here because he loves sports and he had a blast. At first he was skeptical but in the end we both had a ton of fun. We really enjoyed the room downstairs were you can pretty much record and play commmenter for some of the sporting events. We spent at least 30 minutes in... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The museum is a must for Virginia sports fans. Interactive displays are found throughout the museum with things to do for both the young and young of heart.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

i enjoyed thie visit better than i thought iwould and i would return again with my family

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

If you are into Virginia sports history you will like it. Otherwise it might be a little boring for you. Lots of historical information on sports figures from Virginia, including most of the major sports.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Our son went to a birthday party here and the parents could come along. The kids had fun but as our son says, "It was okay." He liked the football throwing game best where he could try to throw a football through a hole. There was also a basebball pitching area where speed was measured. Those were his favorite parts.

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