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“Weight Here While I Check it Out”

York Barbell Hall of Fame
Ranked #17 of 34 things to do in York
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Weightlifting Hall of Fame contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sport of Olympic weightlifting, power lifting and bodybuilding. The Weightlifting Hall of Fame encompasses approximately 8,000 square feet of the space and is housed in the first floor of the York Barbell administrative building, adjacent to York's warehouse and distribution facility, 2 miles north of York at exit 24 on Interstate 83.
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Visited the museum at the York Barbell factory. Found it to be an interesting and an enjoyable 30 - 45 minutes of my time. The walk through is free and at your leisure. Would recommend it to fitness buffs or weightlifters (old and new).

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

very interesting, worth the time, was surprise with the amount of imfornation & the growth of types of weight training.well worth the time

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Loved the exhibits there. It's great for the family, but I suggest that you take older children. Boys may like it more than girls, but my female students also enjoyed the tour and museum.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

On a recent road trip with my 13 year old son, we found this place on roadsideamerica.com (a great site for finding unusual attractions in some places). It was basically on our route, so we popped in. Weightlifting isn't everyone's bag, but if you don't take the museum too seriously, it can be a lot of fun. It's kind of in the back of a barbell store, and has some interesting facts and artifacts about weightlifting and weightlifters. If you're in the neighbourhood, it's worth a 1/2 an hour of your time [you'll even get to see a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger :) ]

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We visited here because of my husband, who is a weightlifter himself and wanted to see the museum. The museum is a self-guided tour, very well laid-out, and very informative. As my husband said, they pay homage to the old-school lifters. If you're not into weightlifting you may not like it as much, but it is interesting to see some of the strongmen of yesteryear and marvel at the things they did. And, they don't charge admission, so if you don't like it, you're not out anything but your time. Check it out, you might be surprised!

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