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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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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 4 weeks ago
Fred S
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West Bloomfield
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally went to see this place after driving by it for years. Glad I did. There are essentially two museums. One honouring water sport champions and one displaying art depicting swimming. Both were very interesting not just for me but also my 7 year old daughter (who loves swimming) and her increasingly hard to please 11 year old brother. Bruce,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Couryard by Marriott which is directly opposite the museum. We just popped in to have a quick look around. Worth a quick visit

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Thank Jill W
West Bloomfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 14 February 2017

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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Thank 425anonymous
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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Thank Bernardo F
Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Thank 387indy
Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Thank G0ldlion
Hollywood, Florida
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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 30 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

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