Henry Visit’s the Skateboarding Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Visit
1555 Simi Town Center Way #230
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Today I decided to visit the Hall of Fame for Skateboarding in Simi Valley California.
As VIRUS played a part in the UK Punk/Metal Skate Scene I was curious what I would find at the Hall of Fame. Thinking it would be just for Families and kids etc. To my complete surprise I was greeted by a Old-School Skater of my age and given a extensional personal tour. I couldn’t believe the amount of skateboard history in this place, the vintage decks the the graphics brought back some many teenage memories.. I was blown away.
I remembered I packed a little gift for the museum it was a vintage Slam City Skates Battle of the Eyes… Sticker from 1987 which I have kept in a press folder for 30 something years. A perfect place for my little piece of skate history. It from when VIRUS played with Suicidal Tendencies, their first gig in London. Always remember the pro skaters that came to the show which was sold out.
This place is amazing If your visiting Los Angeles/California and have some skate history from back in the 80’s 90’s this is a must to visit. Made my day.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame was created to honor the passion and dedication to skateboarding–and contributions to its history and culture–by pro skateboarders and industry / cultural icons throughout the decades.
They are 501 c3 Non Profit Organization and were the World’s First Skateboarding Museum. Established and open to the public since 1997.
The 10,000 Square Foot Skateboarding Hall of Fame Museum is located in the Simi Valley Town Center less than 1 hour from Los Angeles, CA. The Museum is free to the public and one feature inside is one of the largest Lookback Library’s in existence. With thousands of Skateboarding Magazines, Books, Videos and more all accessible and available to the public for research.
Also inside the Museum there is a small but fun indoor Skatepark with a fun mini ramp and more. They offer in-house Skateboarding Lessons to beginners ages 4 and up. Hours vary so please call ahead. You can also learn how to ride a Skateboard or even schedule a private tour. 1(805)842-1444
The museum is run 100% by Volunteers and rely on donations to continue bringing the Public fun and informative exhibits and displays. They also participate in Cultural Exchanges with other Museums Globally.