Extraordinary feats and historical achievements are a lot of fun, especially when you’re able to experience those moments up close. It’s why North America is full of places dedicated to recognizing those who have accomplished greatness, set new records, or simply entertained millions night-after-night on stages and playing fields across the US and Canada.
Below, you will find some of our favorite Hall of Fame and Museum locations:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Nashville, Tennessee
One of the largest and most extensive music museums in the U.S., the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomed more than one million visitors in 2015.
Where to stay: Nashville KOA
Pro Football Hall of Fame – Canton, Ohio
Home to 303 of the best American football players of all time, the Pro Football Hall of Fame honors the game in a big way, and even plays host to an annual NFL preseason game.
Where to stay: Clay’s Park Resort
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum – Indianapolis, Indiana
The history of the world-famous Indy 500, known as “the greatest spectacle in racing,” is kept on display inside the awesome Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Where to stay: Lake Haven Retreat
United States Bicycling Hall of Fame – Davis, California
Established to “preserve and promote the sport of cycling,” the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame was relocated to Davis in 2009 and includes three floors of two-wheeled memorabilia.
Where to stay: Vineyard RV Park
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – Cooperstown, New York
Known simply as, “Cooperstown,” the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum contains more than 38,000 artifacts, 2.6 million library items and 130,000 baseball cards.
Where to stay: Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame – Fort Worth, Texas
A 33,000 square-foot exhibit, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame pays tribute a new set of inductees annually, and is dedicated to “honoring women of the American West.”
Where to stay: Cowtown RV Park
RV/MH Hall of Fame – Elkhart, Indiana
The garage for noteworthy RVs and motorhomes of all shapes, sizes and eras, the RV/MH Hall of Fame includes the country’s oldest known RV, a 1913 Earl travel trailer.
Where to stay: Shipshewana North Campground
Hockey Hall of Fame – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In French, it’s La Temple de la Renommée du Hockey, and it shelters exhibits, memorabilia and even trophies, including the famous Stanley Cup.
Where to stay: Glen Rouge Campground
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – Cleveland, Ohio
Built on the shores of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an architectural marvel, housing rotating exhibits along with countless pieces of music history.
Where to stay: Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA
Coming soon: National Mascot Hall of Fame – Whiting, Indiana
The brainchild of the original Phillie Phanatic, David Raymond, the Mascot Hall of Fame is set to open in the fall of 2017 as a “25,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.”
Where to stay: Cedar Lake Ministries RV Park