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International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Neighbourhood: Central Beach
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Address: One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1694
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+1 954-462-6536
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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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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Competitive Swimmers Should Not Miss This

If you swim or your kids have participated in competitive swimming - or if you are an Olympics junky - don't miss this place. We planned an hour but should have planned at least... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 March 2016
Pat C
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you swim or your kids have participated in competitive swimming - or if you are an Olympics junky - don't miss this place. We planned an hour but should have planned at least two, maybe three. There were videos of famous swims, an exhibit on the history of bathing suits, profiles of Olympians, surfers, and aquatic entertainers - and... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The pools looked great and the people were very nice. It was such a hot and steamy day, the pools were calling you to jump in to take a dip.

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Thank Bernadette D
Hanover
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

That place is special! For me it is exceptionel! Beeing here you can feel the histrory! It is calm! And it is venerable. To swim there, where all these great people have been ... always is a special honor for me! I really love that place!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Came here for personal coaching instruction. Once we got a hold of them we easily scheduled lessons. The coaches were great. The facilities are old but large and well kept.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We visited the Hall of Fame with relatives, who for 17 years brought their children to participate in international swimming events. The venue was open to visit and if swimming is in your area of liking you may very well enjoy this visit.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you are a swimming fan or swimmer this must be visited. Nice eclectic display museum. A 50 meter pool experience plenty of life guards on duty. Admission is very reasonable $8 Adult 6$ 65+ and $4 for Students. Go enjoy Location is easy convenient just off A1A.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Located aa short left turn from A1A it has the Olympic items as well as pool info. It looks as though a renovation of the outdoor performance theatre needs a upgrade as well

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1 Thank Froomcat
Clarksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

But also not very appealing in terms of aesthetics; many of the descriptions for the exhibits are written on a tiny, crumpled sheet of paper. But if you are really interested in the history of swimming, this shouldn't matter a thing to you. The museum overall is very informative, containing everything from the evolution of paddles to swim meets from... More 

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1 Thank Matthew C
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We visited ISHOF a few days ago after Christmas. The museum is packed with treasures. It is more than just olympic swimming, which in and of itself is already interesting. The history of bathing is eye-opening. A great place for kids and adults alike. Their staff is very friendly and knowledgable. We were surprised to find many artifacts about China... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I have 4 kids who all swim and this was a perfect stop on our way down to The Keys. The exhibits were interesting and educational. The guy who gave the kids a little tour was clearly excited about his job, which is always refreshing! Definitely worth the cost and the stop! My kids just wished we had time to... More 

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