With three boys and a husband in the house, football isn’t just a sport, it is a way of life! The games, the plays, the snacks and the history-making moments make it easy to understand what my guys love about America’s pastime!
My boys were incredibly lucky to get a chance to visit the College Football Hall of Fame in Georgia, and this is a one of a kind experience for fans of all ages! This three-story building is packed full of College Football history, interactive displays and more. It is centered in downtown Atlanta near the Centennial Olympic Park World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and CNN Center. If you are looking for a great way to relive some of the greatest moments in college football and take in the best moments of the game with your family this is the place to visit.
The College Football Hall of Fame is so much more than just a museum, it has tons of college trophies, artifacts, interactive displays, event space and an indoor field. It is a place you can visit time and time again with your family for history, for celebrations and a chance to play! Recommended visit time is 2-3 hours, so be sure to plan accordingly.
On the day of your visit, you are able to activate your game day pass or all-access pass at the registration desk to cater to your favorite college football team. Your teams’ helmet that is displayed on the Quad wall with over 750 helmets lights up giving you a one of a kind interactive experience while visiting the museum.
The College Football Hall of Fame has a 47-yard line indoor football field that my boys went wild for. They had so much fun playing on this! This part of the museum is every college football lovers dream. Here you are able to put your skills to test, have a chance to kick a field goal, throw a football over the uprights, catch a few passes, and work on throwing the ball through the targeted nets. The boys really enjoyed this! The kids are able to do it as many times as they want, which made their experience greater. There are always activities, games, or events going on daily here. My husbands favorite feature besides the football field where he also tested his skills, was the quad, we found all of those helmets to be quite impressive and all the interactive displays.
With over 50 interactive displays the overall experience is one of a kind. You have to be there to be in it. Get up close and personal with the 52-foot, touch screen wall that features photos and clips of players, cheerleaders, and mascots. Next, you’ll definitely want to check out the Game Day Theater. This 10-minute film is designed to have you on the edge of your seat the moment “The Game of Your Life” comes on the screen. There are coaches, players and game-day footage from all the different teams, that makes you wish College Football was 365 days a year. It does get pretty loud while watching the film but it makes you feel the rush of those players and coaches getting ready to take the field on Game Day.
The next attraction you’ll see if the Coca-Cola Fans’ Game Day. You’re able to experience the cheers, chants, see first hand the dedication these fans have. As you walk through you’ll see storied traditions, tailgating, mascots, cheerleaders, the rivalries that have been going on for generations. Be ready to sing karaoke to your favorite teams’ fight song, show off your team colors with digital face painting, and take a seat beside Desmond Howard and Rece Davis as you read a televised script at the ESPN College GameDay desk. We each sat down and read the script and watched the playback of how we would look and sound on tv. These recordings are downloaded to your game day profile and available for viewing and downloading later.
Walking on through the museum you get to see, listen and read about how it all began. You are able to read the history of different teams, about the coaches, players, their college life, the uniforms from when football first started to today’s uniforms. It’s a really neat experience. Visiting the third floor is an honor to see all those inductees in the Hall of Fame. Read the history of their accomplishments.
Raising boys who love football it makes you think that this could be your son one day playing for a team or coaching on the sidelines. What would their life be like in college playing football? It is an amazing experience for anyone, any age, no matter your experience or knowledge of the game. By the time you leave, you will know a lot and see a lot that makes you ready for your team to step back on the field.
Year round, there is always a good time to visit the College Football Hall of Fame. They offer game day parties, family-friendly celebrations and seasonal events in addition to all of the great history and fanfare that awaits you inside the College Football Hall of Fame.
Admission is affordable for families with adult tickets retailing for under $22, kids under 3 are free. They offer a discount for kids, students and free admission for the military!
This was an impressive trip for my family. We had a great time and want to especially thank Sharode for giving us a tour. We had a chance to see a lot of cool memorabilia and learned so much about the history of the game. We would recommend this to other football-loving families that are in the area or come to the area! Stop by the Chick-fil-A window and pick up some lunch while you visit the museum.
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