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International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Neighborhood: Central Beach
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Address: 1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1694
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+1 954-462-6536
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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This is closing soon. They are moving because the city of Ft. Lauderdale refused to make the financial commitment for them to stay. After 52 years! The city of Ft. Lauderdale... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have two pools and a diving tower, locker rooms, housed in a building with water theme. Swimming lessons still available. Lots of metals and articles on records of swimming awards, Olympics.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well known aquatic center. Fabulous 50 meter pool, and a 25 meter pool and diving tower. Open to the public for $5 entry fee. Locker rooms need an update but still worth the $5.

Thank G0ldlion
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

My son learned to swim...or basically float on his back at like a year and a half. Took 4 or 5 sessions. Afterwards you could throw him in a pool and he knew what to do. Years later I got him high end swimming classes from an ex Olympic swimmer there. Its not that pricey either. Not a resort. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I was able to visit the swimming areas of this large attraction because my granddaughter was having swimming lessons. There were many swimming and diving lessons going on for a variety of ages. They were well organized and everyone seemed to be very involved in learning new skills and techniques.

Thank Diane W
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is closing soon. They are moving because the city of Ft. Lauderdale refused to make the financial commitment for them to stay. After 52 years! The city of Ft. Lauderdale should be ashamed. You have an iconic site, that has been the training ground and venue for so many swimming events and athletes in history, and you just let... More 

2 Thank amtran727
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This was a really interesting place to visit but they are moving. I'm not sure of when they will close, they are still open, but the Hall of Fame Inductions are no longer held here. It only cost $8.00 for a ticket!

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Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Went, paid parking $6, coud not even get in! You need a phone and to call a phone number to get in. Most stupid setup of a museum we have ever seen, robbery! :(

Thank Kvarnby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife it's an everyday swimmer. We went here to know the place and we end purchasing an everyday pass for her. Swim pools have lots of lanes so you will always find one available. There's a 50mts swim pool and a 25 yards. Water is very cold which may be perfect for a sunny day, not a cloudy one.... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Sad too here it will be moving after 52 years. The museum wasn't overly priced. Lots of collections here Especially old medals or past swimmers. You could spend about 45 minutes here. It was nice too go and support the business.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

If you like swimming in the pool and not the ocean this is the place to be on Fort Lauderdale Beach. They also have diving boards and the diving pool however not many people come to this attraction

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