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International Swimming Hall of Fame

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Central Beach
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Address: One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone Number:
+1 954-462-6536
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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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Nice exhibits

Okay, it's not even close to Cooperstown. But it has nice exhibits and some good videos. The posters of the inductees are sort of chintzy, but I was happy to be able to view the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Fred S
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West Bloomfield
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West Bloomfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay, it's not even close to Cooperstown. But it has nice exhibits and some good videos. The posters of the inductees are sort of chintzy, but I was happy to be able to view the bios and accomplishments of some of my childhood heroes. Glad that I went.

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Thank Fred S
Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Pools! But the pool on the side by the entrance had no water. (They are rennovating or whatever!). It might be there by now. The lockers inside are rusty, old and smelly. They probably carry a good deal of bacteria. It's as if someone preserved them on a historical and museum level, and never really sought for change or... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice museum and hall of fame for the sport of swimming. Not too far from the convention center areas so worth a walk over if you're into swimming history.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many lanes available for swimming short-course outside. Near to our hotel, so very convenient. Fun to watch the expert platform divers. Only $5.

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Thank 741lolo
Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 727 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

They have two pools and a diving tower, locker rooms, housed in a building with water theme. Swimming lessons still available. Lots of metals and articles on records of swimming awards, Olympics.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Well known aquatic center. Fabulous 50 meter pool, and a 25 meter pool and diving tower. Open to the public for $5 entry fee. Locker rooms need an update but still worth the $5.

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My son learned to swim...or basically float on his back at like a year and a half. Took 4 or 5 sessions. Afterwards you could throw him in a pool and he knew what to do. Years later I got him high end swimming classes from an ex Olympic swimmer there. Its not that pricey either. Not a resort. A... More 

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Thank Jacob S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was able to visit the swimming areas of this large attraction because my granddaughter was having swimming lessons. There were many swimming and diving lessons going on for a variety of ages. They were well organized and everyone seemed to be very involved in learning new skills and techniques.

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Thank Diane W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is closing soon. They are moving because the city of Ft. Lauderdale refused to make the financial commitment for them to stay. After 52 years! The city of Ft. Lauderdale should be ashamed. You have an iconic site, that has been the training ground and venue for so many swimming events and athletes in history, and you just let... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a really interesting place to visit but they are moving. I'm not sure of when they will close, they are still open, but the Hall of Fame Inductions are no longer held here. It only cost $8.00 for a ticket!

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