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Address: 1401 Grand Boulevard, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone Number: +1 816-949-7515
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Description: The College Basketball Experience (CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball...
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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CBE: The place to be

The college basketball experience is a great fun getaway for people of all ages. I used to play there in championship games of my youth tournaments and it provided such a big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Lexington, KY.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Mueseum may need to brand itself better. Our cab driver did not know where it was next to the Sprint Center. But it had good interactive exhibits and pictures with fan facts. However, whoever the caterer was for our business group needs to improve the qualtity of the barbequed short ribs. Nothing but fat for every serving at my... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The college basketball experience is a great fun getaway for people of all ages. I used to play there in championship games of my youth tournaments and it provided such a big, different and special atmosphere for the player, along with the spectators. When you walk in, after paying, the elevator ride gives you an authentic “pre-game pep talk”. As... More 

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New York City, New York
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192 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I really had no interest in going. Not fond of basketball. But this is a group activity- be they friends, family or kids. I ended up having a great time playing the arcade style games downstairs. Even did a run at the newscasting. Very little hall of fame stuff. One of my adult friends called it Chuck e Cheese for... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We took 3 kids ages 7, 9 and 10, they all enjoyed it. The 7 y/o is small and he had a good time, really liked that an area was for youngsters. It was not as expensive as some activities in KC, it was 5 us total and my husband and didn't feel like we were being robbed. Enjoyed reading... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My kids and I are hoops junkies so we had a blast. We shot for hours and really had fun. Displays were great and gives a nice sense of college basketball history as well. Worth it!!

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Joplin, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excitement of College BB Hoops. Our Women's team lost in the first round, Men played in the Championship game...sadly we lost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Over charged! Had a birthday party for my child. No signs were up saying anything about lockers, nor did the staff advise before walking in.Hoodlums running around stealing items from people. over crowded! Will not do this experience again!

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

Thank you for your comments. The CBE values its customers and desires for all who visit to enjoy and have all the fun possible the venue has to offer. Unfortunately, your visit took place during a very busy day where The CBE played host to a youth basketball tournament made up of Boys and Girls Club youth members. It was... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We got stuck in KC due to weather to the north and needed something to do. The CBE was perfect! The numerous basketball skills courts and hoops, as well as a bit of history and the Hall of Fame filed up a good three hours for our 5-year-old. Our 10-year-old would have stayed even longer if he could. Even mom... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fantastic experience and a great museum. If you are a college basketball fan this is a must do, basketball memories come to life. Kids will also love this place, things to do and see for every age. Really enjoyed the interactive games.

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frisco, tx
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141 reviews 141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I recently went to the College Basketball Experience with my two nephews, age 9 and 15. It is in the Sprint Center, and we paid $5 to park in the adjacent parking lot. There is some street parking, but limited times on weekdays. There are lots of shooting competitions, automatically keeping track of time and score. We enjoyed the free... More 

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