Hockey Hall of Fame

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by thestickman23 on January 16, 2004

The best entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame is located on 10 Front Street. Once you enter the building, head to the Galleria and take the escalator down. There will be signs so you won't get lost. Basically, the HHOF is located in a mall.

This place is great for everyone. There are tons of exhibits, movies, hands-on games, tests of your own skills, and Lord Stanley's Cup. Admission prices are $12 (Canadian) for adults and $8 for youths and seniors.

Here are the exhibits in which I can remember. As you enter through the foyer, you will see a lot of memorabilia on display, from pucks used around the world to goalie masks from past through present. As you head forward, you will see game-used items from Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemiuex, Bobby Orr, and so on. There are milestone showcases, and League showcases, I can go on and on. Then you can visit an exact replica of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1990s. After you pass through the locker room on your right is a small theater where you can watch hockey highlights and archives all day long if you like. On the left is another theater which shows another film which I think changes on occasion.

When I went, they had a lot of hands-on fun. They had a puck shooting game where you can test your skills as a shooter and see how hard your slap shot is. I then played goalie as Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier shot foam pucks out of a movie screen as you stand in the net. There was also a "Be the Announcer" where you call the play-by-play on a given sequence. Plus there was a "Bubble Boy" arcade game and a couple of other hockey arcardes.

Then if you like, you can check out all of the players enshrined in the HHOF, as each player has his own glass cabinet with memorabilia. From there, you must not miss the trophy and awards room, where you can touch and take pictures with the Stanley Cup!!! On your way out, they have a souvenir store where you can buy T-shirts, glasses, DVDs, and really anything hockey-related. Remember, some of these exhibits change from time to time, so check on the Hockey Hall of Fame website at HHOF.

Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St (at Front Street West)
Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1X8
(416) 360-7765

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