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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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Address: 206 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3720
Phone Number: 757-393-8031
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Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports...

Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates past and present athletes and inspires future ones. Pitch to a radar gun, or drive a Nascar simulator. Broadcast a game in the Virginia Sports Center. Explore the Bon Secours Training Room, complete with virtual exercise equipment and a skeleton that rides a bike! Find over 250 Inductees in the Hall of Fame's Hall of Honor. Visit the Hall's Facebook page, Twitter account or website to keep up with information on upcoming events and happenings.

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Great place for sports lovers!

I am not really into sports, but still enjoyed the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Olympic section and the race car simulators.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2016
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience for sports enthusiasts. Opportunities abound to test your abilities. Interesting aspects for the whole family.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice place to see all the history of all the local folks who have made it to pro in the sports department some locals i knew and some i didn't

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great place for those to go who don't know much about Virginia sports and some of the greats from Virginia. The layout is pretty nice and easy to navigate. They also have a few sporting activities to participate in like the basketball court, baseball throw, and football throw area to name a few. A great place to go for museum... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I am not really into sports, but still enjoyed the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Olympic section and the race car simulators.

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Thank travelingJWA
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went there for the first time.....the staff was very friendly...the price is good for this attraction...they have senior,Triple A, and military discounts...Didn't know what to expect but enjoyed learning about the athletes from the area....this facility is well laid out...and really shows the talent of so many athletes...from car racing to golf, you name it....it is here......They also have some... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When the grandchildren came to visit this is one of the first places that I took them to. The facility is laid out for each age group to see and participate in. You are guaranteed to get a good workout trying to keep up with the grandchildren along with everyone getting a history lesson along the way. I highly recommend... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't understand why this museum isn't in Richmond, but I'm grateful that it's not. I was surprised at the diversity of sports represented and how many athletes came from Virginia. I'm looking forward to my nephews coming to visit to test out their skills.

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Thank DDRUSN
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

this museum celebrates athletes from Virginia in an engaging way. Very well done and inspiring too. A real pleasure to learn and experience. Would highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an ok museum. I could be better if they offered more hands on activities for family's. Also, the ones they do have are not always opened. If the museum is open, everything in it should be. It good to see one time but I wouldn't go back over and over like some.

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Thank vacritter2000
Bellmawr, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After taking the water taxi from Downtown Norfolk VA, It was a quick walk to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum is 2 floors. A lot to memorable of the Virginia players. Any sports fame would enjoy this museum. There is some interactivity for the kids to enjoy.

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