U. S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum
U. S. Hockey Hall of Fame
The Museum has a beautiful gift shop with all sorts of United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum memorabilia and other hockey gifts. As you enter to your left, there is a theater playing hockey videos throughout the day. The most popular one being "Do you Believe in Miracles"?
As you walk up the stairs, you will see the "Great Wall", which is the main attraction in the building as it honors the 158 players, coaches, referees, administrators and builders who have made major contributions to the game of hockey in the United States. Also, two teams were inducted, the 1960 Men's Gold Medal Teams, and the 1998 Women's Gold Medal Team. This particular floor is called the "Great Hall", and you will see on display one of the first Zambonis ever made - serial #4. The Wayne Gretzky International Award, the vintage ice skate display, and a USA Hockey exhibit are all on this floor.
The next area, you will see is the Minnesota Wild Exhibit with pictures of the arena, their Executive Board, and a few statistics. This floor also houses a gallery of original hockey art, and a library of archives. On the top floor, the main displays feature the "Tunnel of Hockey History", the old Warming Shack next to the replica rink and shooting area, the Olympic Hockey Heritage display, the Women's Hockey Exhibit, High School Hockey Exhibit, Collegiate and NHL Exhibit, and a game interactive area with a classic bubble-hockey game.
Why is the Hall located in Eveleth, MN?No city the size of Eveleth has produced more elite players and has contributed as much to all levels of the game. Another principal is because of Eveleth's great player contributions. Many Eveleth players have gone on to the National Hockey League as well as numerous others who have played minor, pro, college, olympic, and international hockey. More than five of the first 129 enshrinees are from Eveleth: Frank Brimsek, Mike Karakas, Sam LoPresti, John Mariucci and Cliff Thompson.