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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex K
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank jwbf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I bought a 30 day pass and managed to use it only once or twice, as the professional swimming teams get priority for use. Naturally, I got fed up of being asked to evacuate the pool, because I take swimming very seriously (I've been swimming competitively since I was 8 years old) and asked for a refund, which I got;... More 

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Thank Khaled A
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Thank Madzech
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 July 21, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
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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