Things to do in Middle GA – Visit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located at 301 Cherry Street in Macon Georgia. It is both the official Georgia sports museum and the largest state sports museum in the state.
The museum stretches over 43,000 square feet and displays over 3,000 sports related memorabilia from Georgia and around the world.
Sports history, interesting displays, pristine artifacts, inductee tidbits, and a host of other interesting sports items await.
The museum currently showcases two temporary exhibits, the Art of Jack Davis (co-creator of Mad magazine) and Super Men: Georgia Football Greats in the NFL’s Biggest Game.
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s first floor permanent exhibits include: the Hall of Fame Corridor, which serves as the heart of the museum; the Georgia Room, which is used primarily for meetings and special events; the Locker Room, which is a gift store; the Rotunda, which is the room that visitors walk into first; and the Theatre, which chronicles Georgia’s sports history.
The second floor tour consists of an Interactive Area, which is a kid area with a basketball court, football court, and Nascar simulator; and the Olympic/Paralympics, chronicles Georgia’s history at all of the major Olympic games since 1928.
Also included, and not to be missed on the HOF second floor tour is Professional Sports, which displays Georgia’s history in basketball, baseball, motor sports, boxing, hockey, golf and football; Collegiate Sports, which chronicles Georgia’s college athletics; and Great Moments in Georgia Sports, showcasing Georgia’s most memorable sports moments.
February 26th is the HOF induction ceremony for the class of 2011: Robert Davis, Joe DeLany, Dale Ellis, Ray Goff, Bill Ploeger, Lisa Spain Short, and James “J.T” Thomas.
- Adults (17+) – $8
- Seniors, military, and college w/ID – $6
- Children (16 and under) – $3.50
Hours (parking is free)
- Monday – Group tours with reservation only
- Tuesday-Saturday – 9am-5pm
- Sunday – Closed
Tours and HoF memberships are available as are a wide array of products at the sports store. Call (478) 752-1585 for more details.
Bring the entire family to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and relive some of your favorite Georgia sports moments.