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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 16 Attractions in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hamilton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am a baseball junkie & have been waiting since I have 6 to go here, I'm 41 now. I'm so glad I went!! The history is amazing. The layout of the place was a bit confusing, it didn't flow properly in my opinion. Some of the things they wore back then you can't believe they could even play. Wow.... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This museum traces the history of baseball and our country from the mid 1800's to 2014. Included are the vast number of baseball characters, racism, politics, and sport. It is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

It's a good 45 minutes off the Main highway so be sure to leave plenty of time. The town itself and gift shops are very cool. The HOF itself is interesting for the true fan. Not ideal for casual fans. Pretty crowded in summer and lots of stairs to climb. Gift shop was a highlight. Good for families.

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IRide32
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

My fiance is a baseball fanatic so we decided it would be fun to take a drive to the Baseball Hall of Fame since we only live a few hours away. We didn't know what to expect but any expectations we might have had were definitely exceeded. We began our tour in the theater where they showed a nostalgic movie... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

What a collection, this was my second visit and again it was a great experience. The first time that the kids came along and they enjoyed it very much as well. A great overview of baseball history, everybody who loves baseball has to go there at least once in his life!

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent most of the day in the Hall of Fame Museum, and it was very enjoyable. We could have stayed longer but, we were just tired out!

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Richmond, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here based upon friends, and Trip Advisor recommendations. We were not disappointed!! There is so much to see! The memorabilia is wonderful!! We stopped here on the way home from a trip; so we did not stop and read everything about all that was displayed; but a true baseball fan with time, could spend several hours enjoying everything... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a must stop for sports fans and non sports fans alike - for the latter, it is interesting to see the cultural impact baseball has had on America while for the former, it is a wonderful experience.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Dad is an avid Baseball fan He walked to every floor, read and went to all the exhibits. By the time we caught up with him it was 4:00PM. We met him outside the souvenir store. He turned around one last time to take it all in and then we left. Dad treasured every minute here.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Anyone who watches, or plays baseball should make a trip at least once to this museum. The displays change enough that our annual visit feels new enough, and my husband loves wandering through the museum and soaking it all in. The Gallery is great, and gives the kids an opportunity to see who has gotten in through the years. The... More

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