READY, SET, RIDE: 5 Sports Hall of Fames
for Summer Road Trips
Summer is almost here and you know what that means, summer road trips! Whether you are traveling to the old Brooklyn Dodgers stadium or reminiscing about Greg LeMond's first triumphant spin down the Champs-Elysees, America's Sports halls of fame put you smack dab in the middle of sports history.
Here are five great Sports Hall of Fames to hit our country's highways and byways and have a great summer road trip.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, New York
Boasting 500,000 photographs, 3 million books and documents, and 38,000 artifacts, this hall takes you from the start of the sport in the 19th century right up to a locker featuring items from the most recent baseball season. And, for the ultimate fan, how about enjoying a "VIP Experience?" You'll get behind-the-scenes, after-hours access to the hall and attend a private reception.
The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame
In 2010, this attraction moved from New Jersey to California. It's now partners with the California Bicycling Museum and located in downtown Davis, within Central Park. Visitors have an opportunity to see the UC Davis Pierce Miller Collection of antique bicycles, along with many cycling artifacts.
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
This hall of fame is all about, as its site claims, "5,000 years of history and 18,000 square feet of fun." It's an interactive museum with tons of historical information and collectibles devoted to one of the largest participatory sports in the world. But, just in case this doesn't get the kids scrambling to the car, it's also on the same site as Six Flags.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
This popular attraction is just four hours away from cities such as Buffalo, N.Y., Charleston, W.Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Detroit, Mich. Fans can tour the museum, enjoy photo galleries and purchase special packages devoted to their favorite team. Open every day except Christmas, the hall is located close to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and provides specially priced passes to both. And if you've been there before, note that much of the museum has been updated since 2008.
The World Golf Hall of Fame
St. Augustine, Florida
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and induction day, this hall of fame is located in the World Golf Village, just south of Jacksonville. It relocated from Pinehurst, N.C., to its current location in 1998 and boasts championship golf courses created by hall of fame legends. You can check out the museum or take a seat in front of the 80-foot-wide by six-story-high screen in the IMAX theater.
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