SmA

The Sportsmuseum of America is a 45,000 square foot space which includes 28,000 sq feet of exhibition space, 4,000 sq feet of retail space and 8,000 sq feet of special event space. Not too small huh? Phase two is to include 25,000 more square footage.

Not only is the museum a great place to visit it also supports multiple charities and non-profit organizations including the Pat LaFontaine Companions in Courage Charity as well as the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

There are over 800 artifacts, 1,100 photos and 20 original films to preview within the 19 galleries. They even have two dozen or so interactive exhibits so visitors can feel closer to the sports they love to watch. You can even check out the which is now housed at the museum.

Luckily the museum is also in partnership with the Billie Jean King International Women's Sports Center which will include the first and only hall of fame dedicated to athletes and pioneers in women's sports. It too will offer interactive exhibits and educational pieces highlighting female accomplishments in sports.

Most Popular

SmA is located just steps from NYC's famous "Charging Bull" statue and is basically across the street from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferries. Also just around the corner from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. So you can check out some other NYC sight seeing hot spots on your way.

If you seem unmotivated remember watching sports, reading about sports and now visiting a museum about sports is a great way to get inspired to get going on your exercise adventure!

See you in New York.

More from Marie Claire:
Health & Fitness
Share
40 Running Songs That Are Scientifically Proven* to Make You Enjoy Working Out
Health & Fitness
Share
Confessions of a Non-Practicing Bulimic: What It's Like to Be a Binge-Eater Who Only *Thinks* About Throwing Up
GIF
Health & Fitness
Share
I Spent a Month Meditating On the Go and Now I'm Hooked
Health & Fitness
Share
What Happens to Your Body After a Week of No-Holds-Barred Eating
Health & Fitness
Share
Ab Cracks, Thighbrows, and Now This: The Newest "It" Body Part
Health & Fitness
Share
5 Stealth Stretches to Do In-Flight Because Deep Vein Thrombosis Is No Joke
GIF
Health & Fitness
Share
5 Experts on Weight Maintenance Because Science Says That's the Most We Can Hope for Until January
GIF
Health & Fitness
Share
Male Birth Control Study Halted Because It Was Giving Men Mood Swings
Health & Fitness
Share
The Year I Gave Up Being Clean
Health & Fitness
Share
Diets and Meal Plans and Food Hacks, Oh My: Four Women Try Eating for Four Different Body Goals