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The NCAA Hall of Champions is a museum, exhibition center, and conference center located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Listed as one of the ten best places to visit in Indianapolis, according USA Today's Best 10, the museum offers hands-on and interactive exhibits featuring each sport represented in the NCAA. Visitors learn about the NCAA's attributes, the successes of college athletes, and have the opportunity to learn about a new sport. The NCAA Hall of Champions also offers special exhibits throughout the year in order to celebrate and recognize the different contributions that have been made to the NCAA over the years.


  • Outside at the NCAA Hall of Champions
  • NCAA Hall of Champions Exhibit
  • NCAA Hall of Champions Exhibit
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
The NCAA Hall of Champions is used "to create an appreciation of the trials and triumphs of the student-athlete as well as incorporate the National Collegiate Athletic Association attributes: learning, balance, spirit, community, fair play, and character."1 Located adjacent to the national office, the NCAA Hall of Champions offers two-levels of interactive exhibits to connect visitors to sport and develop an understanding of college athletic achievement2. All 23 NCAA sports are represented on the first floor including fencing, skiing, water polo, and bowling. The displays also include "current team rankings, video highlights, and artifacts donated from colleges around the nation."3  Visitors can learn about each sport by playing trivia on the kiosk screen. The second floor of the museum offers additional interactive exhibits with virtual and hands-on displays. Visitors can watch a current game on one of the seven television screens or play basketball in the 1930s retro gymnasium4.  

The NCAA Hall of Champions also features a special exhibit each year to commemorate the achievements of different colleges or universities and students athletes. Previous special exhibits include: "Celebrating the Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the NCAA," "The MIAA- Celebrating 125 Years of Student-Athlete Excellence," and "NCAA Vintage Exhibit."5 The special exhibit for 2015, "NCAA Hall of Champion's 60 Years of NCAA Men's Final Four Exhibit" runs from March 10, 2015 until April 12, 20156.  Visitors have access to both levels of the museum as well as the special exhibits when they purchase an admissions ticket for the museum. 

After the NCAA home office relocated from Kansas City to Indianapolis, the NCAA Hall of Champions has offered a new appeal of college athletics to the public7. Opened in 2000, the 35,000-foot facility has served as an educational, entertainment, and athletic complex8. "Anybody who visits our office or the Hall of Champions will immediately understand the appeal of the new site," NCAA President Cedric W. Dempsey said9. "In every sense, this is a partnership with Indianapolis that will work to the advantage of both eh NCAA and the city."10 


Cost of Admission for NCAA Hall of Champions:
Adults- $5.000
Youth (ages 6 to 18)- $3.000
Seniors (ages 60+)- $3.00
Children (ages 5 and under)- Free

Parking:
White River State Park Underground Parking Garage
650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
1- Our Vision and Mission (n.d.). In NCAA Hall of Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org/index.php 2- Our Vision and Mission (n.d.). In NCAA Hall of Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org/index.php 3- Our Vision and Mission (n.d.). In NCAA Hall of Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org/index.php 4- Our Vision and Mission (n.d.). In NCAA Hall of Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org/index.php 5- Special Exhibits (n.d.). In NCAA Hall of Champions. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org/Museum_7eb651773a3be75cfc8ae2c69.html. 6- NCAA Hall of Champion's 60 Years of NCAA Men's Final Four Exhibit (n.d.). In White River State Park. Retrieved February 28, 2015, from http://www.inwhiteriver.com/events/ncaa-hall-of-champions-60-years-of-ncaa-mens-final-four-exhibit/ 7- Pickle, D. (1999, August 2) Home, complete home: New NCAA national office is a facility built to meet the membership's needs. In The NCAA News. Retrieved from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/NCAANewsArchive/1999/19990802/active/3616n01.html 8- Pickle, D. (1999, August 2) Home, complete home: New NCAA national office is a facility built to meet the membership's needs. In The NCAA News. Retrieved from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/NCAANewsArchive/1999/19990802/active/3616n01.html 9- Pickle, D. (1999, August 2) Home, complete home: New NCAA national office is a facility built to meet the membership's needs. In The NCAA News. Retrieved from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/NCAANewsArchive/1999/19990802/active/3616n01.html 10- Pickle, D. (1999, August 2) Home, complete home: New NCAA national office is a facility built to meet the membership's needs. In The NCAA News. Retrieved from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/NCAANewsArchive/1999/19990802/active/3616n01.html
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