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“Packed with goodies”

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
Ranked #12 of 54 things to do in Jackson
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Owner description: The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum exists to tell –and preserve– the stories of Mississippi's greatest athletes and coaches, without question some of the world's greatest athletes and coaches. Question: What other state can boast the leading scorer and receiver in NFL history (Jerry Rice), the leading passer in NFL history (Brett Favre), the second leading rusher (Walter Payton) and the patriarch of the first family of football (Archie Manning)? Answer: Only Mississippi. And those guys are just for starters. Mississippi male and female athletes have excelled on national and international levels, winning Olympic gold, Super Bowl MVP trophies, World Series games and NBA championships. Our museum tells those stories, and many more, including being home to the largest Dizzy Dean collection. Stop by soon and see for yourself!
Laurel, MS
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Packed with goodies”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Gives visitors info on state greats that out of staters might know about. Naturally loved Mississippi State section.

1 Thank Rnwlt
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Katy, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“appealing to all ages”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Well thought out highlighting Mississippi stars. The over all theme is about the contributions made by theses homespun persons. The subject matter is well represented for all sports with exciting updates I would like to see more local persons who contributed much more to their individual communities. (big fish in small ponds) They are the ones who will keep the excitement in the communities and the dollars. Most pro athelets leave these small ponds an forget about the people that made them. This is reason for my request to focus on this matter. Over all good little museum experience for us we were in Jackson visiting family and had a couple of hours before a fight home and it was down the street from the airport.

Visited March 2013
Thank Eric S
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Ripley, Mississippi, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Loved the 12 minute movie. Enjoyed visiting the museum, my husband informed me on a lot of the sports inductees. Actually, I recognized several of the names from several of the collegiate buildings, for example, Tad Smith Coliseum on Ole Miss Campus and Bonner Arnold Coliseum on Northeast Mississippi Community College Campus. I enjoyed the museum. The staff had set up the locker room for a birthday party.....what a fun idea!

1 Thank WMN6724
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Clinton, MS USA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fitting tribute to some great athletes”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Rube did a spectacular job of getting this project going, and his work has been continued in order to provide recognition and an education about people that made great contributions to a variety of sports, all of whom called Mississippi home.

1 Thank Larry D
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Jackson, Mississippi
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This place isn't bad- I just had myself all pumped up looking at the building from the outside, then was a little underwhelmed when we went in. Nothing bad happened here. There is certainly an emphasis on MS athletes- which one would expect. Decent collection, just not as good as I had hoped.

2 Thank Aundizee
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