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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Description: Located in the town where basketball was invented, this 48,000-square-foot...
Located in the town where basketball was invented, this 48,000-square-foot museum has three levels of exhibits on the history and heroes of the game and gives visitors a chance to participate in skill contests.
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if you love the game and know the stats you'll like it

It is nice but not as interesting as before the latest move. there are lots of pictures which is good. There used to be several virtual games which were fun. There should be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is nice but not as interesting as before the latest move. there are lots of pictures which is good. There used to be several virtual games which were fun. There should be more interactive activities and learning displays.

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San Antonio, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I am a huge NBA fan, so I was really looking forward to visiting. I was so disappointed. The first floor is a basketball court and the whole visit we could hear someone bouncing a ball--very irritating. When you get to the third floor the pictures of the members are high overhead and it is difficult to match name with... More 

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Connecticut
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I've driven past this building for years when traveling through Springfield. We visited for the first time because my 9-year old had a sports tournament in the area and we were looking for things to do. It's a cool looking basketball-shaped building. I'm not a fan of the sport, but I appreciate the history of the game. There were a... More 

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This stop was always great to inform you of the vast history of basketball and educate you on key players all around the NBA league. Our visit was around 4 hours and we never got bored. Great place to bring kids and I believe they are free under a certain age. They also have several restaurants located in that plaza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Come here every so often since I'm located in the area and always enjoy this exhibit. It's not as small as some of the other reviewers have said. It's a great opportunity to learn and study the history of basketball in Springfield. There are lots of displays and there is a court to even shoot hoops at baskets. Great experience... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Hall is small in footprint, but they pack a ton of historical information into it! I brought my husband as a Xmas gift... his family used to go when he was a kid, but he hadn't been to see it in the new building. This was my first time seeing it, so I have nothing to compare to. I... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Used a groupon and spent 3 1/2 hours. Kids under 5 are free. Great opportunity to learn about thr history of the game and key people. The kids loved the interactive exhibits and court.

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Slingerlands, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is NOT small, and there is PLENTY of other things to do in the area, to disagree with the prior reviewer. Thank you, I feel better already! This is a basketball shaped building and yes, it is somewhat overpriced. Even though I am not a huge fan, I enjoyed it. The photos on the third floor are mounted very... More 

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Wayne NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

the entire vendu took less than an hour to walk through. Not a weekend trip. Not much else to do in the area

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Rocky Mount
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

i've coach basketball since 1973 so i think i know just a little bit about the game just think a Canadian invented our only true American game from the very beginning til today it is all there in the new building first floor to the third every mention of the game that u can imagine all the great ones are... More 

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