York, Pennsylvania: USA Weightlifting Hall Of Fame

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Address:
3300 Board Rd, York, PA
Directions:
I-83 exit 24 (Emigsville). Head east, and take the first left onto Board Rd north to York Barbell on the left.
Hours:
M-Sa 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Su. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
717-767-6481
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USA Weightlifting Hall Of Fame

The "Father of World Weightlifting" is honored here. See the license plate that was torn in half!

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/09/2005]

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USA Weightlifting Hall Of Fame.

USA Weightlifting Hall Of Fame

Don't just drive past the rooftop York Barbell guy -- take the exit and check it out! If you're into weightlifting and strongmanism, this is the place. Photos galore, trophy cases, a display of license plates torn in half, and a seemingly weightless mobile of barbells hanging from the ceiling. An open display of ring weights and kettlebells with a sign saying "Do Not Lift" was very tempting (sort of like telling a kid not to stick his hand in the cookie jar)!

At minimum, stop to see where the statue of founder Bob Hoffmann originally stood. The crumbling concrete with twisted and bent rebar look as if a he-man of old ripped it right off the pedestal!

[Mike Gassmann, 09/12/2021]

Weightlifter on sign.

Weightlifting Hall of Fame

The statue of Hoffman does rotate now. We just passed it and it's spinning right 'round, baby, right 'round.

[Lindsay V., 08/12/2012]

All fans of the band Dead or Alive (circa 1985) understand your choice of words.

York Barbell rotating weightlifter.

York Barbell Statue

A giant rotating weightlifter stands along Interstate 83, at the York Barbell facility [and Weightlifting Hall of Fame] in York, Pennsylvania.

[TruckerDerek, 08/02/2012]

Rotating weightlifter statue at York Barbell.

York Barbell Man

The York Barbell Man is rotating fully again. Cleaned up, looks like new. He's also illuminated with floodlights at night.

[Eric Lindinger, 05/19/2007]

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Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty, Dauphin, PA - 25 mi.

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