Looking for a quick getaway over Thanksgiving weekend? Check out what’s happening at some of the nation’s top sports halls of fame.
Pro Football Hall of Fame – 2121 George Halas Dr. NW in Canton, Ohio. For the tenth year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is opening its door the morning after Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. for Free Kids Friday, open until 5 p.m. Kids 14 and under are free for the day – a savings of $14 per child. Kids wearing their favorite football gear receive a free souvenir, and all kids receive a grab bag of free football goodies from Official NFL Licensees. Kids can take part in a scavenger hunt, play interactive games, make crafts, and win prizes. The PFHoF is also open on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the weekend at regular admission prices ($20 for adults, $14 for kids 6 to 14, $16 for seniors over 62) and hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Hockey Hall of Fame – 30 Yonge St. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Hockey Hall of Fame will be open Thanksgiving Day (November 25th) as well as throughout the weekend. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults (14 to 64), $12 for seniors (65+), $10 for kids 4 to 13 (Canadian funds), and kids 3 and under are free. Don’t forget about the rules for crossing the border!
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – 25 Main St. in Cooperstown, New York. The Baseball Hall is not open on Thanksgiving Day, but open the rest of the long weekend. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is $16.50 for adults (13 to 64), $11 for seniors (65+), $6 for kids 7 to 12, and kids 6 and under are free.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum – 4790 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indy HoF Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen for the long weekend on Friday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; admission is $5 for adults (16+), $3 for children 6 to 15, and kids under 6 are free. Grounds tours will also be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 26th through 28th. Tickets for the tour are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 15, and children under 6 are free (includes Museum admission) – call 317-492-6747 for more information and ticket availability.
NASCAR Hall of Fame– 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Charlotte, North Carolina. The NASCAR HoF is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open normal hours the rest of the weekend, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $19.95 for adults (13 to 59), $17.95 for seniors (60+) and military, and $12.95 for children 5 to 12.