NCAA Hall of Champions Museum
700 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA
www.ncaahallofchampions.org - 317-916-HALL
NCAA Hall of Champions Museum Indianapolis Reviews
Worth checking out if college sports fan and in the area Aug 01, 2015
Located on the museum campus in downtown, right by the canal, the NCAA Hall of Champions is a small museum dedicated on college sports.
The first floor consists mostly of displays. One of them is on college mascots, which is also interactive, as you can mix up the parts of the mascots. Another is the variety of sports played on the college level, like track, water polo, swimming, and of course, football and basketball. Brief overviews on them, some of which, are probably only watched during the Olympics.
There is also the Hall of Honor, which is a circular room, honoring the various college athletes throughout the years. While I am not really a college sports fan, it was just fun seeing some familiar names on the wall, like Peyton Manning, John Elway, and other familiar names if you are a fan of pro sports.
The second floor is the interactive part. You can shoot some hoops in a basketball court there, as well as throw some pitches or kick soccer balls in a simulated game. Lots of fun to do. Plus there are displays of different equipment used in college sports, like a starting block used in track & field.
A small museum that is not really extensive on displays, it can be seen in about an hour. Of course, if you do the interactive things, then who knows how long that will be, as they are fun to do.
Overall, it is a nice museum for sports fans, but not quite a must-see. As someone who is not really a college sports fan, I thought it was a good place to visit. I would give it 3 1/2 stars!
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Great place for a sports lover! Jun 24, 2010
The NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association is headquarered in Indianapolis and they have an enjoyable museum onsite.
It costs $5 for adults and $3 for children and can be walked through in an hour or so to see everything.
I like that there are many interactive exhibits, such as mini basketball gym in which you can shoot baskets from the same spot that famous athletes have. There is also a baseball pitching simulation, a soccer goal scoring simulator, and a football touchdown pass simulator.
They have hands on exhibits on every collegiate sport and also championship banners for all of the current NCAA champions for all sports.
This was my second visit and I enjoy coming here, especially to shoot some hoops.
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