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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
Phone Number: 413-781-6500
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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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A good short stop

We were on college tours and we chose it as a stop. It took us about two hours to go around the exhibit and then we got to shoot around in the center court for a while. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Shirley S
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The HOF was ok. The tour starts on the third floor where all the inductees are listed. There are a few artifacts, but it is mostly text. The second floor has a nice mix of artifacts, memorabilia, and exhibits. The first floor is just a large basketball court and the gift shop. The problem I had with our visit was... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Right off I-91, a good stop to break up a trip. 3 levels in a dome-shaped hall. The lowest level is a basketball court, the other 2 display basketball history. The exhibits are ok but aren't really all that engaging. The whole things seems a little bloodless without much passion to tell the story. $22 is quite a lot for... More 

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Palmyra, New York
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I am a big basketball fan and I also play basketball so this was a great experience. the exhibits were great, and I learned a lot that I didn't know. I also enjoyed being able to shoot before touring the museum. also, I enjoyed the activities like the vertical jump, and grabbing a rebound. I also got to call a... More 

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Ontario
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited here as part of a family trip to New England. My daughter is a huge basketball fan and was really looking forward to it. Using the AAA rate we got in for $50 for two adults and a child. This was still too expensive for what you get. There were a lot of pros. Damon Stoudamire was at the... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were on college tours and we chose it as a stop. It took us about two hours to go around the exhibit and then we got to shoot around in the center court for a while. The exhibit was well-organized and the staff was great. It will worth to be a destination if they add more activities and contents... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The HOF was a nice visit even though we did not stay long but I can not get over that the basketball HOF is in a strip mall. It just does not seem like a fitting place for a HOF.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A fun afternoon with the family! Very interesting museum with many great exhibits - In particular I as the mom was fascinated with the biography of the founder of basketball, James Naismith, who was orphaned at a young age and was a remarkable young man who overcame much adversity in his life. This is the perfect museum to bring kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Open only from 10-4....we got there at 10 and it was not crowded. Stay on the first floor if you want to shoot baskets before it gets crowded. Otherwise staff suggests starting on the third floor which is full of pictures, memorabilia , and very interesting films of basketball thru the decades. It is all very well done. The second... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a fun family outing here. This visit was on the heels of a trip to the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, NY, so the amount of artifacts and activities seemed less robust. But, there's alot to see here. In addition to the ABA and NBA stars, there's also material on college ball, coaches and sportscasters. There's basically... More 

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Bermuda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I attended with my wife and six-year-old grandson, neither of whom are basketball fans. However, we all enjoyed the visit. The displays of uniforms and equipment from the past are interesting and informative. There are some interactive displays that held my grandson's attention and he also particularly enjoyed the video clips of Michael Jordan's accomplishments. At the end of the... More 

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