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The College Basketball Experience

Address: 1401 Grand Boulevard, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone Number: +1 816-949-7515
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Ranked #28 of 80 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The College Basketball Experience (CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is the nation's celebration for men's collegiate basketball. The CBE is one of the most highly interactive sports facilities in the nation and was awarded a top-5 interactive museum designation by Wired Magazine in 2008. The CBE is the anti sports hall of fame. You may sweat here! Fun for the entire family as well as one of the most in-demand special event venues in the region. The CBE and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame was established in October 2007 and founded by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). It is owned and operated by the NABC Foundation, Inc.

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Albany, Oregon
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142 reviews 142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Located alongside the Sprint Center, this is a great venue to visit!! Both my husband and our son, who play hoop, loved all the areas to walk around and interact with. We could have spent much more time here, if there had not been another activity planned later the same day. You can be a part of so many "hands... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been here before but the KIDS will love it no matter how many times you go! After 4.5 hours of shooting basketball, trying to beat the buzzer, trying to beat high scores on Free Throws and/or three pointers. playing one on one (on in our case 2 on 1), playing horse, to the kids becoming ESPN U broadcasters!... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'm not a basketball enthusiast so maybe not the best judge of this attraction. I attended a private business dinner as part of a group of about 300. The full size court was set with tables and 4 regional types of food were catered from nearby serving stations. The college basketball exhibits and interactive basketball activities were popular with many... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very well put together. Combines entertainment, instruction, exercise and history. A great stop for any basketball enthusiast. Fun for all ages. Plan for an hour or two.

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Lincoln, NE
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365 reviews 365 reviews
18 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you're looking for hands on basketball playing in a variety of gym settings, this is the place. From toddlers to adults there are courts to fit every size. I thought there would be more memorabilia. There is really none. The place is essentially a basketball themed arcade, which is a ton of fun, just not a museum. If you... More

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CBEManagement, Executive at The College Basketball Experience, responded to this review

The CBE was not conceived/built to be a museum. This information is available in all of our collateral materials and "This is not a museum" has been used in commercial tag lines. We are known as the anti-sports hall of fame museum. A different concept built entirely on the idea of celebrating the sport of basketball daily in the acknowledged... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome. We should have worn tennis shoes and t- shirts because I started to break a sweat in my sweater. Three point challenge, slam dunks for all heights, and even being a sportscaster for a few minutes. If you like sports this is a great way to spend an afternoon in KC!

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Jindabyne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

What a great time my family had here today! My two sons loved all the activities and challenges, as did my wife and I. There are two levels of interactive areas, from free throws to 3 point shots to dunking! Hours and hours of fun!

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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited the College Basketball Experience recently with my 14 year old son. It was a great way to spend several hours on a hot afternoon. The interactive approach was a great way to mix in the history and facts of college basketball. I thought the fee to get in was reasonable and we really enjoyed the afternoon. The afternoon... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I took my son here when we were on vacation. It sounded interesting and he wanted to go when I told him about it. He loves basketball. Unless you are wanting to shoot hoops I'd say save your money and just go to the ymca. This place is just an over priced gymnasium. The interactive stuff was crowded and the... More

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CBEManagement, Manager at The College Basketball Experience, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your visit to our facility was not what you expected. However, based on the hundreds of thousands of CBE visitors, guests, clients and fans to date, we are glad that our overall level of satisfaction is very high per our ratings here and other places online. Fortunately, we are very popular with people (male and... More

Kansas City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a one of a kind museum/interactive experience. Tons of basketball related games and history as well. Loved the field trip I went on with my kiddos.

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