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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

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Address: 206 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3720
Phone Number: +1 757-393-8031
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports...

Be inspired. With two stories of hands-on exhibits, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates past and present athletes and inspires future ones. Pitch to a radar gun, or drive a Nascar simulator. Broadcast a game in the Virginia Sports Center. Explore the Bon Secours Training Room, complete with virtual exercise equipment and a skeleton that rides a bike! Find over 250 Inductees in the Hall of Fame's Hall of Honor. Visit the Hall's Facebook page, Twitter account or website to keep up with information on upcoming events and happenings.

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Weekend in Portsmouth

My husband who is a sports junkie wanted to see this museum while we were in town for a wedding. The museum was laid out very nicely and we particularly liked the college section... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Annie T
Charlotte, United States
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Charlotte, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband who is a sports junkie wanted to see this museum while we were in town for a wedding. The museum was laid out very nicely and we particularly liked the college section since our son attended one of the schools. However there was some serious mistakes in the museum and we pointed them out on our way out.... More 

Thank Annie T
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The kids loved the second floor of the museum. Up here, one can test ones jumping skills, reaction skills, pitch softballs and baseballs to see how fast you can pitch, kick soccer balls into the goal obstructed by props in the shape of men, throw footballs through accuracy targets, play basketball in a small gym area with 3 hoops at... More 

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Portsmouth, Virginia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a fan of sports, I felt like I was living the events depicted with various pieces of memorabilia all over again....and it was as much fun the second time around. That said, it is a very nice tribute to the many athletes Virginia has produced across the gamut of sports, but a bit pricey as I left thinking, "...is... More 

Thank Greg A
Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great experience for sports enthusiasts. Opportunities abound to test your abilities. Interesting aspects for the whole family.

Thank millie4517
Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

very nice place to see all the history of all the local folks who have made it to pro in the sports department some locals i knew and some i didn't

Thank Sue V
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great place for those to go who don't know much about Virginia sports and some of the greats from Virginia. The layout is pretty nice and easy to navigate. They also have a few sporting activities to participate in like the basketball court, baseball throw, and football throw area to name a few. A great place to go for museum... More 

Thank LaMario C
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I am not really into sports, but still enjoyed the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Olympic section and the race car simulators.

Thank travelingJWA
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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157 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went there for the first time.....the staff was very friendly...the price is good for this attraction...they have senior,Triple A, and military discounts...Didn't know what to expect but enjoyed learning about the athletes from the area....this facility is well laid out...and really shows the talent of so many athletes...from car racing to golf, you name it....it is here......They also have some... More 

Thank Brenda L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

When the grandchildren came to visit this is one of the first places that I took them to. The facility is laid out for each age group to see and participate in. You are guaranteed to get a good workout trying to keep up with the grandchildren along with everyone getting a history lesson along the way. I highly recommend... More 

Thank Danny679
Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I don't understand why this museum isn't in Richmond, but I'm grateful that it's not. I was surprised at the diversity of sports represented and how many athletes came from Virginia. I'm looking forward to my nephews coming to visit to test out their skills.


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