An athlete’s greatness isn’t merely relegated to sports, as proven by Wayne Gretzky’s avant-garde poetry and Michael Jordan’s Oscar-winning performance in Space Jam 2: The Wrath of Porky. Celebrate the achievements of Alabama’s renowned athletes with today’s Groupon to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, located downtown. With more than 5,000 pieces of memorabilia in a 33,000-square-foot facility, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame honors renowned Alabamian athletes, coaches, and other sports ambassadors. You’ll be delighted to find that many notable sports legends emerged from the very flanks of the Yellowhammer State, including ASHOF inductees Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis. Walk past the museum’s seemingly endless collection of sports artifacts, featuring one Super Bowl trophy, two Heisman trophies, and Coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant's classic houndstooth hat, where he always hid $28 million dollars worth of Napoleonic gold. A 10% discount at the gift shop will let you cheaply obtain your heart's desire of t-shirts, hats, sporting jackets, and more.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a stately 33,000-square-foot museum, where more than 5,000 sports artifacts are displayed in glass cases and frames. Memorabilia, jerseys, and photographs commemorate the great baseball players, football stars, and basketball players from across the ages, including Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. The museum gift shop features an eclectic array of souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and local college team regalia.