National Wrestling Hall of Fame: Stillwater, OK

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It sits on the Northeast end of the Oklahoma State University campus! I didn’t learn about this museum until I moved to Stillwater for college. My first visit was during spring break of my junior year – I had been in town for a few months at that point and wanted to explore a little bit! I found the museum’s website and had to check it out! I was not disappointed!

Oklahoma State University is known for their college wrestling team. So wrestling is a BIG DEAL in Stillwater. John Smith has been the head coach for years! John Smith is considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He won 2 Olympic Gold medals! Go Pokes!

Travel Tip: The museum has 2 sets of podiums on the inside that you can take photos on! So it might be fun for kids to take some of their medals and pose for a picture. If you don’t have any medals – you can find plastic medals fairly cheap at Walmart in the party section or at the Dollar Store. I hope you enjoy making some fun memories πŸ™‚

Let’s talk more about this museum though!

*All photos were taken at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Museum History

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame was built in 1976 with the goals of preserving history and inspiring future generations of wrestlers. This museum contains all kinds of artifacts from shoes and singlets to Olympic gold medals!

Wrestling is a sport that anyone can participate in and enjoy. Their collections showcases the diversity in the sport!

My Favorite Pieces

I didn’t have a favorite piece in this collection. I wasn’t very familiar with the history of wrestling before going to this museum. So I liked the various displays that talked about the history of the sport! It was easy to understand and very well put together.

I did like the painting pictured below though! I loved the bright colors!

There was also a really cool display about Presidents who wrestled!

Concluding Thoughts

This was a really cool museum and I learned a lot about the sport of wrestling! Go check it out!

Happy Traveling! I’ll talk to ya soon! πŸ™‚


405 West Hall of Fame Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74075


National Wrestling Hall of Fame Website

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