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World Chess Hall of Fame

4652 Maryland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1913
+1 314-367-9243
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World Chess Hall of Fame at St Louis, Mo

A gem! It is a museum/gallery. Not only about chess, but of other interesting topics and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Makati, Philippines
via mobile
Worth a visit

My husband is an avid chess player and he was dying to visit the World Chess Hall of Fame. I am not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Jersey
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The mission of the World Chess Hall of Fame is to educate visitors, fans, players, and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance. The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) celebrates one of the world's oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative programming. A not-for-profit, collecting institution situated in the heart of Saint Louis, the WCHOF houses both the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, which honor the accomplishments of the game's finest players. The organization presents exhibitions that explore the history of the game, as well as its remarkable impact on arts and culture. These unique shows and programs are designed to appeal to both the chess novice and expert, defying expectations and enhancing knowledge of the game. Along with those of its sister organization, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, the WCHOF's activities have distinguished Saint Louis as a national and international chess destination.
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“comic book” (4 reviews)
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4652 Maryland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1913
+1 314-367-9243
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem! It is a museum/gallery. Not only about chess, but of other interesting topics and activities. Have been watching world class cozy mini concerts here each time we visit St Louis. Very reasonable entrance fee with sumptuous cocktails to boot! Limited seats. Best to...More

Thank MPGL620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is an avid chess player and he was dying to visit the World Chess Hall of Fame. I am not a chess player, but I went along because I am a good sport and admission was free. The museum is located in a...More

Thank happywanderer856
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The game of Chess is about strategic thinking. I have fond memories of playing against my Dad. I can remember winning only once. I enjoyed visiting the Hall of Fame, and I think it helps for one to be into the game to appreciate the...More

Thank stevieweavie2013
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My sister-in-law and I took our children, ages 2-11 to this museum, as part of a home-school field trip day around St. Louis. Overall, for the free admission (suggested donation of $5 per family), it was not bad. There was a large gift shop with...More

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

there are chess related exhibits and various chess boards around. the exhibit itself is free and there is a giant chess board outside.

Thank Swetha S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My husband is a serious chess player so, of course, we had to stop at the Chess Hall of Fame while in St. Louis. It was interesting but mostly art exhibits centered around chess. It was very well-displayed and organized. People were friendly. But it...More

Thank N U
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The world's largest chess piece sets outside. There was an event going on when we were there, so we were only able to look at the art on the first floor, and the comic book display on the second. It was cool to look around...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We weren't planning on going here, but it was sure worth it! The displays are thoughtful and engaging, not exclusive to chess players. I don't play, but my family does. I enjoyed the craftsmanship of all the chess sets and loved the comic book exhibit....More

Thank asilemeter
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My wife and I took two of our teenage kids here. We are not huge chess players and we figured that since it is free and is near Forest Park (the huge park in STL) if we were not enjoying it we could leave and...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, this is the chess hall of fame and there are tributes on a wall on the 3rd floor, but don't be fooled--this is not just for people into chess. This was 3 floors of art. The first floor exhibit was on par with any...More

Thank HoverBoots
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