Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
3.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum features interactive games, college football and basketball exhibits, two 30-seat theaters with sports videos, and more.
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scottcaps
Chesapeake Beach, MD1,555 contributions
Jul 2022
The museum is located beside the Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena. There is normally a nominal fee, but for the rest of July, the fee is waived, courtesy of the Nashville Sounds baseball team. We spent about an hour strolling through the exhibits and watching the film. Exhibits range from pro sports to college to Olympics to high school. Both teams based in TN as well as athletes and coaches from TN. And, not just ball sports but also swimming, horse racing, car racing. Informative, but likely mostly enjoyable to sports fans or TN natives.
Written 6 August 2022
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mary h
McKinney, TX43 contributions
Jul 2022
Very cool, free museum. We stopped in to check out the visitor's center and use the rest room and were pleasantly surprised with this museum. The displays were all eye catching and very interesting.
Written 20 July 2022
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,751 contributions
Dec 2020
This was a free, neat stop in downtown Nashville. It is co-located with the Visitor's Center and Bridgestone Arena. There is a short film and a ton of artifacts from sports heroes ranging from those who played for TN teams to those who were from TN and played professionally. It is definitely worth a stop.
Written 7 December 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,884 contributions
Sep 2019
Nashville, Tennessee, has many museums devoted to country music, musicians, art, science, Civil Rights and the Civil War. One museum that is definitely a "must-see" attraction for sports fans is the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. It's probably the most convenient, too, because it is located at 501 Broadway, in the Bridgestone Arena, also home to the Nashville Visitor Center. Founded in 1966, it recognizes more than 500 athletes, coaches, sportswriters and sports administrators who have made an impact on the history of sports in Tennessee. Open from 10 to 4 Tuesday through Sunday, it could be the most interesting of all Halls of Fame devoted to sports in the country this side of Cooperstown (baseball) and Canton (pro football) and Springfield (basketball). See the newly opened exhibit on the late Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. As a sports fan, I was amazed to see the number of outstanding sports figures who grew up in Tennessee, including Jack Gaither, Beattie Feathers, Bobby Dodd, Doug Atkins, Ralph Boston, Bill Terry, Bob Neyland, John Majors, Reggie White, Richard Dent, Wilma Rudolph, Steve Spurrier, Cary Middlecoff, Darrell Waltrip, Grantland Rice, John McLendon, Herman Hickman, Lindsey Nelson, Dana Bible, Peyton Manning and Bowden Wyatt. Kids have a wonderful time. Even if they don't know many of the inductees, they enjoy dressing up as a Nashville Predator or a Tennessee Titan. For sports fans of all ages, it's a great place to visit.
Written 23 September 2019
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soccrmom9
Burleson, TX23 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
If you have about an hour, this is a good little place to visit. It has all things quintessential Tennessee sports! It was really cool to see all those athletes from Tennessee.
Written 20 July 2018
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Julie D
Vancouver800 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
If you want something to do for an hour or so in the afternoon and like sports, this is the place to come. There is something for every sport played in Tennessee. Quiet area inside the visitor's center at the Bridgestone Arena. Only $3 a person admission.
Written 31 March 2017
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rudyv3
Zurich, Switzerland100 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
The museum is small, but it does have some hands-on exhibits for kids. Kids can dress up like a football player or hockey player. There are also some other exhibits. It's a good place to take the family, especially young children.
Written 30 March 2017
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Andrew B
Somerville, MA1,028 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
This is a pleasant attraction to see for a quick visit. It covers at least a little about everything sporting in Tennessee including cheerleading. The one exception seemed to be hockey. I wouldn't classify it as a "must see." Yet it's nice to see if you're in the area looking for something to do.
Written 3 March 2017
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Terik
Porter, TX277 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
I am not into sports, but my husband is. He loved it. I even found myself enjoying it. As I said, I am not into sports, but I love history. This filled a spot for both of us. Great collection, displayed well and interactive areas.
Written 13 March 2016
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frequentguest_13
Memphis, TN47 contributions
Nov 2014
Great walk down TN memory lane. Sometimes I forget how many greats have come out of TN. For a few bucks, this is worth the donation. If you have an extra 30minutes to an hour while you are in downtown Nashville, give it a try. It is convenient to Bridgestone Arena. The visitor info is inside and you can grab Nashville or Tennessee souvenirs.
Written 26 September 2015
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM