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Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

The unique sport of lacrosse is played extensively in the eastern United States by more than 400,000 people, and nowhere is it more wildly popular than in Maryland, where 'LAX' stickers are to be seen on multitudes of fancy cars alongside decals for posh private schools, in accordance with the sport's elite reputation. The origins of lacrosse lie within multiple Native American tribes, for whom the game had great significance in both performing religious rites and preparing men for war.

The Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame showcases the history of America's oldest sport as well as today's top male and female players, coaches and contributors. A drive to the museum, just north of downtown, takes visitors to the edge of the beautiful campus of Johns Hopkins University and the elegant neighbourhoods of Guilford and Roland Park.

Address: 113 W. University Parkway

Website: www.uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse/museum.aspx

Telephone: (410) 235-6882

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am-2pm.

Admission: $3 adults, $2 children 5-15.