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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

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Address: 10360 Hall of Fame Dr, Hayward, WI 54843-2666
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+1 715-634-4440

Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's...

Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's half a block long and five stories high.

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FISH MOTORS and LORE. Not to be missed

Four guys opted for field trips in Hayward that included the hall of fame and a trip to PIE-HEAVEN at the Norske Nook. Incredible collection of outboard motors, fishing lures... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Evanston, Illinois
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited 3 days before closing for the season. The replica fish (not mounts) are falling apart. It's getting old and worn, but still was definitely a highlight for my boyfriend... he loved the old boat motors.

Thank kryssi62
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A lot of antique boat motors if you like this. I was expecting more well done dioramas instead of very dated not very interesting displays.

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Evanston, Illinois
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85 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Four guys opted for field trips in Hayward that included the hall of fame and a trip to PIE-HEAVEN at the Norske Nook. Incredible collection of outboard motors, fishing lures, rods, and reels, and various lore. Famous fisherman, fun facts, and great exhibits. Seems to go on forever. Need an hour or two to cover it before you climb the... More 

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East Anglia
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165 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited on the 11th September and the place had an air of shutting down for the season. There was no water in the pool round the big musky and we were hustled out on the dot of 4pm swiftly followed by the staff. I believe that the staff are volunteers but it would be nice to have someone up... More 

Thank DerbyshireElaine
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9 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a few minutes before our tee time, so we stopped here on our way to the golf course. The big muskie was awesome. You definitely want to go inside and walk up the steps to the mouth. I typically don't like steps (bad knees), but it wasn't too bad. Didn't go in the actual museum itself. Next time.... More 

Thank Michelle C
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The HOF website does not seem to advertise the cost of entry, only saying "Nominal Entrance Fee." Fact is, it's $8/person to get in and not only do I not consider that "nominal," I simply don't understand why it's not posted publicly on their website (unless I missed it). The museum itself is home to what I believe is the... More 

Thank HowieRoll09
Hartford, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place had more in it than I thought it would. Besides being able to climb to the mouth of a giant musky, this place has tons of old boat motors and memorabilia. Lots of stuffed fish on display... Tons of old lures.... We took about 1 1/2 hours to tour the whole thing, but if you love to fish... More 

Thank Tanya F
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Fairly expensive and not so nice or friendly staff!! Im not even sure what else to say about the experience.

Thank Beth M
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The hall of fame was pretty much what I expected mainly; old lures, old motors, and old mounted fish displays, but some interesting facts about local fishermen and legends along with the giant musky and the playground kept the adults and young children we had in our group , mildly interested. Overall it was overpriced, but I didn't feel I... More 

Thank steve w
Oakfield, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice little museum all about fishing. They have different areas of lures, engines and fishing items from the past to the present. Neat stories on most of the display areas. The main attraction is climbing up into the big fish.

Thank shannonk932

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