Pro Football Hall of Fame
We were up early for breakfast because we had a four hour car ride through New York and Pennsylvania with a destination of Canton, Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is another place I had visited as a kid. Growing up the whole family rooted for out hometown team the Chicago Bears. We all adopted a second team to also root for and mine was the Miami Dolphins. So I was eager to see the Hall of Fame Gallery of people like Singletary, Hampton and the GOAT Walter Payton from the Bears, as well as, Shula, Griese and Marino of the Dolphins. I was also a big fan of Joe Montana dating back to his days at Notre Dame.
Where the Baseball Hall of Fame is in the country the Pro Football is in a more suburban area with Interstates wrapping around it. The Hall is set up in chronological order through the history of the NFL so the Bears were represented early on in the exhibits. I did my best to avoid that team from the sticks of Wisconsin.
They have some neat video and interactive features throughout the museum. My favorit area was the Hall of Fame Gallery that houses the busts of the Hall of Famers. It was interesting that I gravitated toward those of the 1970s and 1980s since that was my formative era of football fandom.
We spent a good six hours touring the Hall before making our way to our nearby hotel to prepare for our trip of our last Hall of Fame - the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.