Texas Sports Hall of Fame
1108 S. University Parks Dr.
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Saturday , Noon - 5:00 PM Sunday
Closed-Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day
Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students (6-18) $3.00, Children 5 and Under are free.
Group rates of 10 or more get $1.00 off admission price
Accessible to the physically challenged.
Learn about the Texas athletes who have distinguished themselves both on and off the field and arenas at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
One step inside the Texas Sports Hall of Fame will engage visitors in an interactive tour of the history of Texas athletics. Watch clips of important sports moments in Texas history in the Tom Landry Theater, show school spirit by singing along with the school songs from Texas universities, and compare hand and shoe sizes to those of NBA greats, with life-size replicas. Take a look at the evolution of tennis rackets (and wonder how low a professional’s score would be if they played with one of those originals!), see a Heisman Trophy up close, and find out what made Texas boxer George Foreman one of the best in history.
The Hall of Fame expanded in 2010 to include a new banquet hall, the Health, Fitness and Education Center and Texas’ preeminent college conference, the Southwest Conference (SWC). The Southwest Conference was a national power conference for most of the century until it broke up in 1996. The Southwest Conference exhibit displays the grand history of college athletics in Texas.
For anyone who enjoys Monday night football, considers baseball park hotdogs a delicacy or knows that the Sweet Sixteen doesn’t necessarily refer to a girl’s special birthday, this museum is a must-see on the list of Waco attractions.
Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame
Drive time from Tourist Info Center: 5 minutes
At the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame, located in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame building, sports enthusiasts will learn the history of tennis and how it developed in Texas, as well as meet over ninety tennis legends through exhibits of their memorabilia and equipment. Visitors also have the opportunity to read tennis stories from across the state, see how racquets have evolved over the years and re-live the 1980 World Championship Tennis final.