While I love taking Jeffrey to places that I’ve been before and getting to see them through his eyes, sometimes it’s equally enchanting to experience a place together for the first time. Last week, we both made our first visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
The NFL was founded in Canton in 1920, which is why the Hall of Fame is located there. I was blown away by the facility, which is sleek, modern, and engaging.
When you arrive, you have the opportunity to get your picture taken by a green screen and select different fun backgrounds as a souvenir of your visit. This is great, since I usually only get awkward selfies when Jeffrey and I go somewhere just the two of us.
Jeffrey and I went on the Museum Insider’s Tour, which gives a detailed overview of some of the most interesting pieces in the collection. Our tour guide, Red, was a wealth of knowledge about the Museum, as well as the game of football itself! The Insider’s Tour is a great option for adult visitors or families with older children who want to absorb a lot of knowledge and anecdotes during their visit.
From walking through the history of football…
…to seeing the bronze busts and signature gold jackets of those enshrined there…
…to seeing mementos from record-setting games and modern items in the “Pro Football Today” gallery…
…to seeing the Lombardi Trophy and checking out every Super Bowl ring…
…there was so much to take in!
There are a lot of interactive elements at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including a replay booth, helmets wired with in-game commentary, a place to play Madden EA Sports, and a very cool hologram of the Hall of Fame ring that kept Jeffrey entertained for quite awhile!
There are also movies to see, including “A Game for Life” and the Super Bowl theater.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is really an incredible tribute to the game of football and the people who made it great.
While I will confess to not being a huge football fan, I was both impressed and moved by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I enjoyed learning about something so ingrained in American culture that got it’s start in Northeast Ohio. It’s definitely worth a trip to Canton to check it out!
Admission rates are $25 for adults ages 13-64, $21 for seniors ages 65+, $18 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 and museum members. You can also save $5 off your admission by using code WHYCLE when you purchase tickets online.
***Disclosure: I was invited to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame with complimentary admission and tour, as well as a swag bag, Gift Shop gift card, and complimentary photos. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***