The Big Ten has decided to open up an interactive museum, named "The Big Ten Experience" just north of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. Official opening will be this weekend, and the museum is said to bring the Big Ten's "storied academic and athletic history to life and place it at the fans' fingertips".
The museum will actually be located at the conference headquarters in Rosemont, and will open from 8am to 6pm (CST) and from 11am to 6pm on the wwkends. Admission is free and The Experience features a collection of 13 interactive exhibits dating all the way back to 1896.
See a full list of the interactive exhibits here. Some of them are pretty interesting.
Upon hearing about the museum opening up earlier this morning, the staff here convened and came to a single, unified conclusion: Who would want to attend an athletic conference museum? My guess is those located in the Chicagoland area, and maybe Wisconsin, but I don't see it becoming a "must see" vacation destination for families visiting Chicago.
With that being said, the museum itself looks to be well thought out. Below are some pictures
Then, as with all Big Ten related news nowadays, Twitter had a little fun with the announcement.