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International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Address: 1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1694
Phone Number: 19544626536
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This museum features exhibits of swimming legends and the history of...

This museum features exhibits of swimming legends and the history of swimming as it evolved through different cultures and civilizations.

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Interesting Hall of Fame

All facets of swimming are on display here. Nothing elaborate with the displays - but loads of swimming artifacts and info to share. Interesting tribute to American Presidents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amarillo, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because you are already near by, you must make some time to take in this Hall of Fame Experience. This is a part of American History! Totally worth a visit!!

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All facets of swimming are on display here. Nothing elaborate with the displays - but loads of swimming artifacts and info to share. Interesting tribute to American Presidents with swimming backgrounds. Also rare Olympic collections especially Johnny Weissmuller's Olympic medals. Plans are currently in progress for the ISHF to move to California (no definitive date apparently). Worth the visit and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

enjoying looking at pictures, just came across location by a walking tour of area a learning experiance

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Beverly hills, fl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I say a disappointment as I have been to other Hall of Fames such as the baseball hall of fame and found them to be more modern and informative in their displays. The swimming hall of fame has a history of the earlier Olympic hero's and their metals. But from the 1964 Olympic period to the present I felt a... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Interesting if you are into swimming but not well put together and gets boring quite fast. A good thing to do if it is raining and it is close to the beach and the restaurant -Coconuts-next door is very good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The International Swimming Hall of Fame is one of those places that a lot of locals probably don't know exists and/or have never visited it. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and I was the only one there. I purchased my ticket, $8, in the gift shop and went upstairs to view exhibits of the history of swimming and the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

In my younger life I used to be a competitive swimmer, a very good one at that, and I used to come here to swim frequently. This place hasn't changed much at all and it still holds many sweet memories.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Most swimmers set the Swimming Hall of Fame as a goal - my children and I 'lived' here for most of their childhood. They trained here on Jack Nelson's Ft. Lauderdale Swim Team in the 70's and 80's. We were so fortunate to live just across the Intracoastal so the kids could bike to practice. It's a definite must if... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Great public facility in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The facility is old, and the locker rooms are pretty gross. However, it's awesome to have access to an Olympic size pool! Some of the staff can be a little mean, but you just have to deal with it - their city employees. The life guards have always been nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the International Swimming Hall of Fame. It was a fantastic experience! Even if you are not an avid swimmer, but just interested in history or sport in general, you should visit. Certainly, it's one of the best attractions in the area, apart from the beaches. The exhibits cover the... More 

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