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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the town where basketball was invented, this 48,000-square-foot museum has three levels...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Rocky Mount
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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Anchorage, Alaska
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This visit is overpriced to enter. Then half or the interactive set up either don't work or not enough staff to run the, makes the price even more outrageous. With that said, the things that were open was a lot of fun. The hall of fame has a full size court that can be played on and also has all... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was taken aback by how expensive it was to go into the Basketball Hall of Fame but it more than paid for itself once I saw how thrilled my two sons were to be there. We spent over 3 hours!! There were two highlights for my kids: first the big open court area where they could just shoot and... More 

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Marlton, NJ
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76 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Recently visited the Hall of Fame on a Thursday in October. The place was a morgue. Firstly, the price for admission is too high for a small museum ($21 but if you have AAA, mention that so you can get in for $19). Parking is free and conveniently located near the entrance and on-site restaurants. You'll take an elevator to... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I included this stop on our trip to New England. I was not impresses by the way inductees pictures were displayed. You have to look up at an uncomfortable angle to see the pictures. The explanation of the creation of basketball was very good, even to my wife who is not a fan, but otherwise it is a collection of... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am not a big basketball fan, but I do appreciate its history and iconic moments. The most impressive part of the hall is when you drive by and see the building's basketball shape. The hall is split into three levels. The top level is where you can see all the plaques of those who have been enshrined. The plaques... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Of all the Halls of Fame I have visited this was the most underwhelming. First, this is not just an NBA hall of fame, it covers all of basketball, so you will see lots of college and international stuff here too. I was expecting more history and more memorabilia, more building on the tradition of basketball. The basketball courts in... More 

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Upstate, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My 13-year old basketball crazed son and I spent a full day at the Basketball Hall of Fame recently, and I have to admit that we were both a bit underwhelmed. The Hall is nice. It is interesting. There are some good attractions, but it is not as the other halls we have been visited. The top floor, the actual... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My 17 year old son and husband spent a couple hours here and had a great time! Time well spent for basketball fans!

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So my hubby and niece are fan and it was a nice place to go it was a last minute thing and it was worth it seeing the old uniform and getting to play ball seeing my hubby and niece play basketball was PRICELESS

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