The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum is located on the main floor of the Bridgestone Center in downtown Nashville. It is a 7,200 foot state of the art interactive facility that tells the history of Tennessee sports from the 1800's to present.
Once you have purchased your ticket, you will watch a brief introductory video in one of the two 30 seat theaters. Next you are encouraged to explore the museum on a self guided tour. You will be given an activities booklet filled with activities and facts.
There are interactive games that you are welcome to play such as virtual reality, one-on-one basketball game, a strength training apparatus used by Olympic swimmers, college football and basketball exhibits, NASCAR video games, two 30 seat theaters with sports videos and more.
For the younger kids there is a colorful "I SPY" while older kids can play a scavenger hunt for facts.
The above exhibit is displaying the former University of Tennessee quarterback, Peyton Manning. There are lots of displays like this in all the sports fields. If you are a sports fan than this museum is well worth your time.
If you haven't been in a kayak than climb in and simulate shooting the rapids on the Ocoee River.
The above exhibit is about the training of an Olympic swimmer. It is about strength training and can be challenging.
The picture above gives some insight of how the layout is done. There are monitors in the ceiling, each telling a story about the exhibits in that area. Below the monitor is a computer console for you to use to play games and discover more information about the exhibits.
The above picture is an exhibit about the Tennessee Walking Horses. In front of the exhibit is another interactive monitor. It is filled with information and will answer questions that you never knew you had.
The Tennessee Sports Museum is located at 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, Phone 615-242-4750, Fax 615-242-4752.