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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
607 547 7200
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the... more » Owner description: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations. « less
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Jasper, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

They don't have one of every highlight but it's amazing to see bats, uniforms, and shoes which were once used by Ruth and Cobb. I'd like to see more displays about the evolution of certain equipment.

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Sharon, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Of course it was fun to see the baseball exhibits from the 1970s to today. Technologically the HOF is dated. It needs a major upgrade from the one dimensional exhibits. It did not hold the interest of our 15 year old because of the lack of interactive exhibits. One film? If you have been to the NE Patriots HOF or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend is a HUGE baseball fan. While I enjoy watching baseball, I always considered myself more of a football fan. Regardless, I enjoyed this museum and found myself taking more pictures of some of the exhibits than my boyfriend. It's amazing what you learn when you follow the timeline of baseball's history and even more remarkable is the accomplishments... More

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The hall of fame was a great place to visit if you love baseball. All the outstanding displays of baseball history kept us busy for hours.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Not as interactive as the Basketball or Football HOFs, but time still seemed to melt away, unlike the March snow in this very cute town. Would plan to stay over night next time. A few display gaps were disappointing (baseball cards) but understandable given it was the low season. The staff are passionate, friendly and informative, and the store packed... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Celebrating 75 years, the national Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a testament to our national pastime. This revered spot contains exhibits and information showcasing the achievements of some of the greatest moments of baseball history. In the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery, one can see the names of the players whose skill considered them to be the greatest... More

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Mount Kisco, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Sure, it was great to see the look on my sons face, learning about the greats of the game. And I'm glad we went. But this review is about the facility, and what you should expect. The museum is tiny -- we pored over everything and got out in 4 hours. There is no way you could spend two days... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will take you about 3 hours to visit. Kids enjoy it,grandparents enjoy it, and I saw a lot of couples "out for a date" there. I have to admit I'm not a big baseball fan, but this museum is enjoyable and interesting to me! This museum is about so much more than... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is first and foremost, a well done museum. Even if you aren't a baseball fan, the game has permeated some much of our history that a visit here is required of any American History buff. It is professionally curated, the exhibits are first class and the Hall of Plaques has a hallowed feel to it. Don't miss it.

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Cooperstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are coming to Cooperstown for a day, a lifetime or for a pilgrimage to the "Home of BaseBall" no visit can be complete without stopping at the BBHOF! A world class museum and shrine not just to Baseball but to American culture this is worth the visit. Park in Doubleday Field Parking lot so you can spend lots... More

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