For $6, today's side deal gets you two admissions to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Verizon Arena (up to a $12 Value). This sports museum celebrates the achievements of more than 300 athletic Arkansas legends, including Scottie Pippen and Paul "Bear" Bryant, via a variety of exhibits highlighting trophies, historic paraphernalia, and interactive games. Museum goers can marvel at Mark Martin's first Chevy and the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl trophies, or glean game knowledge on famous athletes such as Jerry Jones and Brooks Robinson. The highly interactive exhibits and games entertain little ones while filling their heads with Arkansas sports history that will someday earn them a Jeopardy world championship. Cliff Lee of Texas Ranger pitching fame will be among the 11 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2011, providing new attractions for those already well versed in the state's sports treasures.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
On a January night in 1959, some 600 people packed into the Hotel Marion ballroom for the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame's inaugural induction banquet. The freshly minted organization was to honor the best-of-the-best from the Natural State–individuals who had achieved athletic greatness, and exhibited strong character and leadership along the way. Since that evening more than five decades ago, the Hall of Fame has continued to swell with new members, adding to a trophy case of inductees that already includes the likes of Brooks Robinson, Pat Summerall, and Jerry Jones.