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York Barbell Hall of Fame

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Address: 3300 Board Rd, York, PA 17406-8409
Phone Number: +1 800-358-9675
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength...

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. The Weightlifting Hall of Fame encompasses approximately 8,000 square feet of the space and is housed in the first floor of the York Barbell administrative building, adjacent to York's warehouse and distribution facility, 2 miles north of York at exit 24 on Interstate 83.

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Free "museum" with nice homage to a hometown hero

My (adult) son is a fan of weightlifting and exercise, so we stopped here on our way elsewhere. It is free to visit for a self-guided tour. The information on the York Barbell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
PamelaDeP
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My (adult) son is a fan of weightlifting and exercise, so we stopped here on our way elsewhere. It is free to visit for a self-guided tour. The information on the York Barbell founder, Bob Hoffman, was presented in an attractive way. There were historical documents, such as letters from the White House. It was informative. If you read all... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We decided to check out this museum after we toured the Harley Davidson factory nearby. It's a small museum that doesn't take long to go through but we found it to be interesting. It does need to be updated with more current exhibits though.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

How many people do YOU know who have visited the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame? That was reason enough for our group to make the stop. Turns out, we're glad we did! The 8,000 square foot facility covers the history of strength sports from the early Olympic games to the modern sports of weightlifting, powerlifting, and bodybuilding. One of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Weightlifting Hall of Fame is in here, along with a retail store. Takes about 60 minutes maximum, if you read everything. There are some cool facts and artifacts to look at, especially if you are interested in fitness.

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Adam S, Manager at York Barbell Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and extremely pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We can't wait to see you again. More 

Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to pick up a few things. It's a laid back walk thru with a few cool pictures and info . The artwork design is very cool In the lobby, just look up.

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Adam S, Manager at York Barbell Hall of Fame, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thank you for the kind words and can't wait to see you again. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Informative and worth visting. Takes about an hour to go thru. I was disappointed that no champions or trophies are listed past 2000. Someone there should update it.

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Thank 300hurst
Adam S, Manager at York Barbell Hall of Fame, responded to this review

First off, thank you for your review and glad your enjoyed your visit. Secondly, to your point on the updating of the museum. We know that this is an aspect that needs to be addressed and I can assure you that this will be taken care of in due time. We are currently in the stage of raising funds to... More 

Struthers, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the museum at the York Barbell factory. Found it to be an interesting and an enjoyable 30 - 45 minutes of my time. The walk through is free and at your leisure. Would recommend it to fitness buffs or weightlifters (old and new).

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

very interesting, worth the time, was surprise with the amount of imfornation & the growth of types of weight training.well worth the time

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Loved the exhibits there. It's great for the family, but I suggest that you take older children. Boys may like it more than girls, but my female students also enjoyed the tour and museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

On a recent road trip with my 13 year old son, we found this place on roadsideamerica.com (a great site for finding unusual attractions in some places). It was basically on our route, so we popped in. Weightlifting isn't everyone's bag, but if you don't take the museum too seriously, it can be a lot of fun. It's kind of... More 

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