We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

Neighbourhood: Balboa Park
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2131 Pan American Plz, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1683
Phone Number: +1 619-234-2544
Website
Today
10:00 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Description:

A multisport museum dedicated to commemorating excellence in over 40...

A multisport museum dedicated to commemorating excellence in over 40 professional and amateur sports.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$83.99*
and up
Go San Diego Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
San Diego Hall of Champions

I thought the Hall of Champions was ok. The museum needs some work though. I a lot of the interactive exhibits weren't working. Also it's very dark in there. There is lots of room... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Dan W
,
Salem, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Marina del Rey, California
Level Contributor
229 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was just so-so for me. We did it at the end of the day, as the museums were closing since we had one more admission left on our Balboa Explorer pass. If you are from San Diego or maybe even LA, this museum might be a 3-4 star experience for you. As the museum's name suggested, this place... More 

Helpful?
Thank NYCaliKara
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for my daughters official signing for her college scholarship. Great venue and was a fun event. If your kid got an athletic scholarship, this is a great place to sign!! Check the calendar for dates. Most sports are Nov 9.

Helpful?
Thank SoCalGuy01
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much of interest. True not a lot of sports history to be displayed. Better I guess if your a resident if not avoid. Cafe food ok though

Helpful?
Thank Steve C
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I thought the Hall of Champions was ok. The museum needs some work though. I a lot of the interactive exhibits weren't working. Also it's very dark in there. There is lots of room to put in more exhibits. I did enjoy the Charger and Padres areas.

Helpful?
Thank Dan W
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Not well done. Very little of interest and what there was not well presented. Third floor basically plaques on walls. So much more could be done.

Helpful?
Thank Ronnie_texaa
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

After a zoo visit we head over to Balboa Park to hit some museums. Started with this sports museum. If you like San Diego sports its good, especially local sports (non professional). Lots of stuff to see but needs some updating. Some of the exhibits are a bit outdated and some are almost in disrepair.

Helpful?
Thank Mike A
Beaverton, Oregon
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum focuses on San Diego sports stars at all levels from High School to professional. Because of that breadth, you may well find your sport hero here: it surprised us to learn that some of our favorite Broncos came from San Diego! The museum has a strong focus on Football (Chargers), Baseball (Padres, both minor and major leagues versions),... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard97008
Lakeland
Level Contributor
300 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

While I admit, I am a lifetime athlete who is not wild about pro and amateur sports due to too many people watching and therefore not themselves participating... I obviously was not the only person not impressed. There were 3 other people in the entire museum, yet the other places we visited that day were well attended. The interior of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janet S
Escondido, California, United States
Level Contributor
162 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This was a beautiful three level museum of San Diego sports champions. Good for all ages and really inexpensive.

Helpful?
Thank John H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
757 reviews
659 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 747 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

A real hometown and Favorite son / daughter museum of sports! This is the largest multi-sport museum in the U.S. It celebrates leadership and championship performance in over 60 sports by almost 120 individuals from San Diego County. Some of the names will surprise you, I was surprised to know that Bill Walton of UCLA and the NBA was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank etweeden

Travellers who viewed San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum also viewed

 

Been to San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?