Before halls of fame existed, humanity had to store its old sports memorabilia in the garage, next to the box of Y2K-proof Scrabble tiles. Reorganize history with today's deal to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Lakeland Drive. Choose between two options:
- $40 for a one-year family membership (a $100 value); includes all immediate family.
- $5 for two adult tickets (up to a $10 value).
Both of today's options offer glimpses into the modern and anciently glorious days of spirited competition. Those who opt for the one-year family membership will receive an annual membership pass plus the prideful perks of both a museum decal and a certificate of membership, plus a quarterly online newsletter outlining upcoming happenings and already-happened historical moments.
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum takes visitors through more than 21,000 square feet of exhibits and interactive displays that have garnered enough praise to make the space one of ESPN's 10 best baseball museums and one of Jackson's top 10 attractions. Travel back to the days of the Gashouse Gang with one of the best collections of Dizzy Dean memorabilia in the world, or leap forward in time at the participatory room, which allows fans to measure how fast they throw a baseball, kick a football, and spit a watermelon seed. Visitors can also try their hands at play-by-play broadcasting in the Cingular Wireless Broadcast Experience and learn about the lives and achievements of such Mississippi sporting luminaries as Walter Payton, James "Cool Papa" Bell, and Archie Manning.
- There are baseballs signed by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Cy Young and other Dean pals. Video footage showcases "Ole Diz" sitting in a rocking chair and singing "The Wabash Cannonball" and Dean behind the mike during his later years as a broadcaster. – Josh Pahlglan, ESPN SportsTravel
- This unique, large-scale museum pays tribute to more than 200 past and current Mississippi athletes – 10 Best
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
The leading receiver in NFL history, the leading passer in NFL history, and the patriarch of football's first family all have something in common—a few things, actually. Not only do Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, and Archie Manning all hail from the Magnolia State, but all three are also inductees in its Sports Hall of Fame. They share the honor with nearly 300 other legends, including winners of Olympic gold medals and World Series games. Visitors can learn about these athletes through exhibits and touchscreen kiosks, or they can head to play areas to have a chance to complete a game winning pass, strike out a batter with the game on the line, make a game winning shot, or kick a game winning goal.