The Mascot Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for United States sports mascots disguised as a children’s interactive museum and is the newest family-friendly attraction in Northwest Indiana located in the City of Whiting. The MHOF was founded by David Raymond, who was the original Phillie Phanatic from 1978 to 1993. It was founded as an online-only HOF, with an induction ceremony taking place each year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In September 2014, the hall began planning its move to the City of Whiting, Indiana, to develop a permanent Mascot Hall of Fame on the south shore of Lake Michigan. The brand-new Hall of Fame officially opened in Whiting on December 26, 2018.
The Mascot Hall of Fame is a 25,000 sq ft children’s interactive museum with an overall mascot theme. Our mission is to honor mascot performers, performances, and programs that have positively affected their communities in a fun and structured educational environment for children of all ages. Our goal is to engage, educate and entertain guests of all ages while embodying mascots’ spirit of fun.
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