The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum opened its door in 1976 in Stillwater, Okla., with the idea that the oldest sport in the world should have a permanent home for its culture and memorabilia.
It has become a focal point for preserving the heritage of the sport, celebrating new achievement, and encouraging the youth of our land to aspire to lofty goals.
One of the Hall of Fames main attractions, the Paul K. Scott Museum of Wrestling History, houses a diverse collection of wrestling memorabilia covering the entire history of the oldest sport. From the green marble statue, The Wrestlers, that graces the halls main entrance to historical trophies and prizes from all levels of competition, the museum provides a unique perspective on the history of this uplifting sport.
One of the most popular attractions of the Paul K. Scott Museum of Wrestling History is the Wall of Champions, the place where American wrestlers are enshrined for eternity based upon their performance on the mat against the best of their generation. From the NCAA Division I Champions to the USA Wrestling Championships to the NWCA Coaches of the Year, the best wrestlers and coaches are recorded here for eternity.
The John T. Vaughan Hall of Honors profiles those Americans who built the sport and the country, as well as the young stars of tomorrow. When you enter the Gable/Smith Room, FILA International Hall of Fame, Cliff Keen Theater and William S. Heins Jr. Library, you’ll discover why this is where the wrestling never stops.
Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and weekends by appointment, the NWHOF&M offers a glimpse of Wrestling in America and beyond.