Friday, June 17, 2022

A visit to the US Hockey Hall of Fame

 In May, on our Epic adventure detailed in my previous post, my brother and I visited the US Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minnesota. It was my first time visiting Minnesota and we went there specifically to go to the museum. 

When I visited the Basketball Hall of Fame, I broke that up into multiple posts and I never finished it (I still plan to when I have time) and I don't want to do that here. Instead of showing everything, which was about 1000 pictures, I'm going to share my favorites with a link to the rest. The museum is really worth visiting if you are a hockey fan of any degree, it was awesome!

The outside of the building
a small statue outside
The store

A chair set met out of hockey sticks and signed by gold medal winners

The 4th Zamboni ever built! One of my favorite artifacts in the museum. 

The scoreboard was the one used in the Mighty Ducks movie.

Quite a bit of the lower level is based on the 1980 Olympic team, aka the Miracle on Ice.

A took close up photos of each and every placque. 

A display of vintage skates, dating back to the 1880s.
Old time skate sharpener

I think these are old cards glued to the stick

My brother makes a guest appearence

This was cool but a little confusing

a building inside a building!

They have a thing set up with a radar where you can see how hard you can shoot a puck
Miracle on Ice themed Foosball, which you can play...
and Blades of Steel, which you can also play!

Along with the Zamboni, these red and blue WHA pucks were my other favorite artifacts. The WHA experimented with these pucks to see if they would show up better on TV, but it didn't pan out, and they are extremely rare. 

One large section on the top floor was on college hockey. I don't do any college sports stuff but I still photographed everything.

I opened two packs of cards in the parking lot
Then we drove to the other side of town and saw the world's largest freestanding hockey stick! 

and a 700 pound puck, too!

There's a wall of history,  but it was 30 degrees and windy so I kinda rushed through it.

There's a large representation of a Topps card on the wall
I was shivering so much I cut off the top of the word and the photo of Frank Brimsek. Ooops! 

Here's the link to my website where all the pictures are: US Hockey Hall of Fame

Thanks for reading!


  1. Great shots! I love that Zamboni stuff.

  2. Lots of cool photo's and I have to ask about the photo where one can shoot the puck and get their speed, Did you give it a try?? Lots of nice Mr. Zero items and I someday would like some hockey stick furniture. Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. I did but due to my health problems I wasn't able to hit it very hard or as much as I wanted to.

  3. Cool! I have been there as I live in Central Minnesota and it is less than a 3 hour drive for me to get there. The BIG stick in Eveleth is a highlight for me.

    1. I wish it was closer for me, I'd go back to see every new year's inductees

  4. Just curious... what's the cabin (building inside building)? Don't think I ever played the arcade version, but I owned the NES game back in high school. And I opened up some of that Signature Rookies Miracle on Ice. One of my biggest regrets is trading those autographs away.

    1. I'm not entirely sure to be seemed like it might have been a cabin set up on the frozen lakes in town when hockey was first starting out.

  5. Billy! Very cool photo story. It's great that you got to visit such an important museum for American hockey. My favorite photos were the USA vs USSR bubble hockey game and the chair made from old hockey sticks. (Nice job opening some packs of hockey cards while you were there, too.)

    1. Thanks! I specifically saved some packs to open there, they came all the way from New York with me.

  6. Pretty nice, thanks for sharing the pics!