Football, or "pigskin," originally a pork by-product, has become America's most popular pork-related pastime after recently topping baseball—a by-product of sausage races. Discover all of football's delicious history with today’s side deal: for $10, you get one adult or child admission (up to a $20 value) to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, which is about 90 miles from Pittsburgh, or about the same distance John Elway can throw a football.
With 83,000 square feet of exhibits and interactive displays, the Pro Football Hall of Fame preserves football’s lengthy history, honors outstanding players, and offers educational information about professional football’s past and present. Upon entrance, guests are greeted by 7-foot-tall Jim Thorpe, forever frozen in his bronze cocoon. After walking up a wide-spiraling stairway to the second level, visitors can learn about football’s first century in the exhibition rotunda, which features memorabilia and video displays. Wander like an Oz-lost Dorothy through a hall of heads in the Hall of Fame Gallery, where a curved wall is ensconced with busts of the famed inductees, and touch-screen kiosks give guests access to each individual’s biographical information. If you're on a mission to memorize all the greatest games of football history, start off in the Super Bowl Room, which documents all battles for the bowl to date.
After returning to the ground floor, guests find a special interactive area that includes a trivia challenge, a Madden EA Sports video game display, and a throwing cage where both children and adults can complete passes and tackle referees. Stop in at the Tailgating Snack Bar for an eat to bite; the sheer volume of football artifacts may leave visitors hungry enough to consider swallowing the Joe Montana mouth guard on display.
- This is a worthwhile trip for any NFL fan. The HOF encompasses all forms of Pro Football including arena and other past leagues but is obviously dominated by NFL content. – danielz_23, TripAdvisor
- My young daughter was fascinated and even my wife who has never seen a football game in her life found it to be interesting. – NJ-Tennessean, TripAdvisor
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708Get Directions