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College Football Hall of Fame closes in South Bend


If you didn't make it there, you're out of luck.

The College Football Hall of Fame locked the doors to visitors for the last time in Downtown South Bend Sunday.

People flocked to the museum this weekend to squeeze in one last visit.

Thousands of people stopped on the turf outside to take pictures, snapped some shots inside, and lined up at the gift shop to buy up tons of merchandise.

The museum's curator says he hasn't seen the museum this busy since it first opened.

"It's been wild, I think yesterday we probably had around 2,000, we're guessing cause we haven't had a chance to tally the figures yet," says Curator and Historian Kent Stephens.

The museum's last visitors came from all over.

Some were just trying to get one last trip in while others had never seen the museum before and decided they had to go before it closed.

But everyone says they're going to miss having it here in South Bend.

"We're gonna miss it.  It's an attraction, especially when Notre Dame, I'm a Notre Dame Fan, when they have home games it's a place for somebody to go," says museum visitor Paul D. Miller.

"It was fun having it here.  It was something to do for people who came into town for NOtre Dame games, other than Notre Dame there's not really a lot to do here," says museum visitor, Travis Miller.

The museum exhibits will be packed up on Wednesday and sent to Atlanta in mid January.

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