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International Swimming Hall of Fame

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Decent displays, too many honorees

I enjoy going to all the Hall of Fames of each sport. We were in town for a vacation so I had to... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2019
Columbus, Indiana
training trip for college swimming & diving teams

Pool staff very helpful and accomodating, allowed sharing of diving well, trampoline, dry board... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
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This museum features exhibits of swimming legends and the history of swimming as it evolved through different cultures and civilizations.
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1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1694
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All reviews water polo open to the public esther williams gift shop mark spitz olympic pool swimming stuff spanning centuries olympic events synchronized swimming and diving museum building on display personal tour metered parking entrance fee great place to visit fort lauderdale beach
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

I enjoy going to all the Hall of Fames of each sport. We were in town for a vacation so I had to go. My son swam at the University of Louisville. Thus, I have an interest in swimming stuff. It is located at Fort...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

The hall of fame was interesting but too expensive for what was there. A lot of old time stuff and some Olympic events and displays.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Pool staff very helpful and accomodating, allowed sharing of diving well, trampoline, dry board, could have used two daily sessions but we were there during high demand tiime

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe Y
Reviewed January 26, 2019

There is metered parking on the side of the museum. Pay at the box and put the ticket on your dash. I would estimate 2 hours if you're mildly interested, 3 or more if you are highly interested. Lots of early swimming memorabilia--Johnny Weismuller, Buster...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Saw this while on a cruise along the New River. The size of the thing is absolutely amazing. Our guide explained the history of the place and told us a little about the swimming memorabilia and exhibits. I'll definitely go inside next time I visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The ISHOF is a museum located in two buildings by a very nice Olympic-sized pool that is open to the public. Museum admission is $8. The museum is devoted to the history of swimming, with some exhibits devoted to synchronized swimming and diving, but focusing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is the premier work-out olympic pool that is open to all ages of swimmers and divers. It is being enhanced and has a beautiful gift shop where quality items are sold at reasonable rates. The history of competitive swimming is shown in photographs throughout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

An absolut must for sport and swimming lovers. We enjoyed every minute (we spent almost 2 hours). The staff was friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MauricioV331
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to go for any swimming fan or water polo swimmer. The visit is super affordable. Volunteers and human swimming encyclopedias and u may not even realize if you are wandering the halls at the same time an olympian is there too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carlosyfaby
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Swimmers and non-swimmers alike would enjoy a visit to this “museum of swimming”. Entrance fee of $8 per person but wort every cent. Very interesting facts and photos and the history of swimming illustrated beautifully.

Date of experience: July 2018
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John M
April 17, 2017|
Response from CRLoveToTravel | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about swimming lessons we just toured one rainey day in Ft Lauderdale. I do know they have plans to move to California but not sure that is happening.
January 10, 2017|
Response from G0ldlion | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's still open. I heard a rumor they were going to close it but as of December it was in full swing
Meyer F
July 10, 2016|
Response from M23rdPWR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's open on Sunday if there is not a swimming event going on. There is a charge to swim anytime unless you are a resident of Ft. Lauderdale. I would call in advance.