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“Fun Time!”

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
Ranked #58 of 237 things to do in Baltimore
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband is a big sports fan. We decided to visit this museum due to it being so close to Camden Yards stadium. There is quite a bit of interactive things to do. Our sons (ages 5 & 7) enjoyed the locker room and the interactive things. Our youngest (age 3) was not entertained. This is fun for school aged children and up. My husband purchased our tickets, but there was not anyone checking your tickets or walking around. It was an independent - self guided tour. There are several displays to check out. Reasonable priced, too! I recommend getting a combo ticket, which will include Babe Ruth's Home as well. Go on a game day, hours are extended!

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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We arrived from out of town early for an Orioles game so we decided to go to the museum. My sons 18 and 16 loved it. This is so much more than sports very interactive and fun. We stayed for about 2 hours it was well worth the money. I think we paid 30 for the 4 of us

2  Thank Leah S
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you like any kind of sports this is a great place! It has something for everyone. You can spend a few hours looking at everything.

1  Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Very well done for all sports in Baltimore. Interesting for sports fans of any city. Buy the combo ticket for Babe Ruth's house too, just a short walk away.

3  Thank parrots2
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Although I am a fan of the Pittsburgh professional sports teams and have feelings ranging from indifference to hatred with respect to the Baltimore teams, I have to concede that this sports museum is a lot better than the comparable Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

The Sports Legend Museum is located in the historic B&O Railroad station, a major rail station for many years, and notable for its involvement in the Civil War. It's a nice looking structure, but it is almost unrecognizable for its original use once you are inside. A single room is devoted to the history of the building, focusing on its use during the Civil War.

The Museum covers a lot of Baltimore and Maryland-area sports. Half of the first floor is allocated to the fascinating history of the Orioles, alternately a major league and minor league franchise since the 19th Century. The Orioles Hall of Fame is here as well, complete with memorabilia from the inductees. There is also a large exhibit devoted to Baltimore-native and one-time Oriole Babe Ruth, focusing on his "called shot" in the 1932 World Series and his role as the first major corporate spokesman. It is a good complement to the nearby Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum exhibits.

The lower level of the Museum has exhibits devoted to Baltimore's Negro League and minor league baseball teams, Baltimore and Maryland area stadia, Maryland college sports, lacrosse, and Baltimore's indoor soccer team. There is also a kids room with various interactive exhibits. There is a Hall of Fame listing the Maryland sports inductees, though it's rather bland. The museum is well-designed and professional looking.

After that, you return to the first floor, whose remaining half is devoted to Baltimore football, with an extensive exhibit on the Colts, their Marching Band, Johnny Unitas and the Ravens. Most fans are likely to be most interested in the Orioles and the football exhibits, so if you have limited time, I'd recommend going through the lower level quickly so there is enough time to see all of the football exhibits (as far as I can tell, you must start with the baseball exhibit and go through the whole museum to get to the football exhibits).

I was very impressed both with how comprehensive the museum was, and how it gave appropriate treatment to the sports based on their relative popularity, with the most exhibits on baseball and football (by contrast, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum's Steelers collection was limited, as the main Steelers museum is at Heinz Field). The exception was native-son Michael Phelps, who is covered in only one small display. I would have expected a more substantial exhibit considering from a Baltimore sports museum. That's really a quibble, though, as it's a well-done museum mixed with interesting artifacts, varied exhibits (videos, audio recordings, display cabinets) and a wide variety of sports items honored.

The tickets are reasonably priced at only $8, and there is a discount if you buy a combination ticket that includes this museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, which is just a few blocks away. I spent 1.5 hours at this Museum, and would have liked to have another 1/2 hour to spend more time seeing the football exhibits. A fan of Baltimore sports teams should probably plan for 2.5 to 3 hours.

2  Thank Brendan S
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