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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Upstate, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Newark, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Great to see all of the legends honored but not as spectacular as the pro football and baseball hall(s) of fame. The coolest part was being able to spend some time on the court on the way out. I was a little disappointed that the place was so empty on a Saturday afternoon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

when i was here, i was the only one. felt like a ghost town in here. also, where it is located is kind of random. they could have made this more accessable, as in, not in the middle of no where...

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Bergen Co., New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had not been to the Hall of Fame since it had been located on the grounds of Springfield College (i.e., a long time ago). The building is located in a very easy access retail/restaurant complex right off of I-91 and the physical plant, although unimpressive from the outside, is very attractive from the inside. My 13 year-old basketball fanatic... More

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Tavares, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I made this trip from Florida just to see the Basketball HOF. I am a huge basketball fan and have been all my life. The facility is nice. I especially liked shooting baskets on center court. It's a beautiful court. I liked all the old school baskets also. The part I'm not sure about is where the inductees are enshrined.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have only given this an average as we are from the UK and basketball isn't as popular as it is in the US: it's a shame that there isn't a Good option as Average does seem a bit unfair. I am sure that someone who is into Basketball would give this a Very Good if they went when there... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I found this exhibit very interesting, even though I know very little about basketball. I now know much more about the history of the game. On the middle floor there are plenty of interactive exhibits which our 14yo son enjoyed, and on the ground floor is a large playing area with plenty of nets and balls to practice your shooting.... More

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Urbanna, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I went to Cooperstown as a teenager and remember the bronze plaques of Ruth, Gehrig etc. This museum instead has a paper cut and paste for each member. $5 maybe generous With all the money the NBA is making can't they afford a bronze bust of their Hall of Fame Guess Mr. Silver is too busy, How long can he... More

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