Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Springfield

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Missouri, USA. Founded by Springfield businessman John Q. Hammons in 1994, the Hall of Fame showcases over 4,000 items of sports memorabilia and exhibits related to Missouri amateur and professional athletics. The two-story, 32,000 square foot building also features a number of interactive presentations that allow visitors to experience auto racing in the NASCAR simulator, step into the batters box against a Major League Baseball pitcher, throw football passes, and much more. Adjacent to the Hall is the Legends Walk of Fame, a plaza-like outdoor setting featuring busts and statuary of notable Show-Me state sports figures honored with the yearly Legends Award.Criteria for inclusionIn order to be considered for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame an individual or team must have been born in Missouri, made their sports career in Missouri, and/or contributed to amateur or professional sports in Missouri at the time of induction. Nominees are presented to a selection board who then choose which will be inducted into the Hall. As the number of inductees has steadily grown each year, a series of regional events is held around the state rather than having all new inductees travel to Springfield. Individuals are the most common inductees although in some instances entire teams that have performed in an exemplary manner or businesses that have been strong supporters of athletics in Missouri have also been enshrined in the Hall.
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  • This was my first visit here as I am an avid sports fan. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the displays depicting players of all the sports as well as the announcers for these sports. It was interest...  more »
  • Being from Saint Louis, and having lived in Kansas City, and a lifelong Mizzou fan, this was a good place to visit for me. They had some very good information on the Cardinals (baseball & football) Ch...  more »
  • Good afternoon visit spot. Not very big or will take a long time. A few interactive things to do. Great if you are a fan of Missouri Sports.  more »
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  • This place is AWESOME. My son's and I spent an hour throwing passes to Isaac Bruce, Tony Gonzalez, and Priest Holmes. Shot some hoops and still had time to visit the greatness of Ozzie Smith, George Brett, Norm Stewart, Payne Stewart, and so on.
  • The Sports Hall of Fame is a interesting place to visit you can see people played sports for years and accomplish something some of them were Eldon another places around Eldon or the Lake of the Ozarks which is also a great place to visit the Sports Hall of Fame has basketball shootouts football shootouts NASCAR racing and some other activities for smaller children that's why I'd be a great place to visit if you had small children that you wanted to get active in sports
  • Fun and interesting place to visit especially if you are a sports nut! Something for everyone, even sports widows! Worth coming to visit again as they change and add displays often. The staff member was new but still extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Take a couple hours or so to see exhibits upstairs and downstairs and bronze statues in the garden.
  • This was an Awesome place! My family had so much fun here. We were the only ones touring the museum, so we had it all to ourselves and it was fun! Definitely will be going back!
  • Had a blast there wife my daughter.

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