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Basketball Hall of Fame

Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Ranked #6 of 18 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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Connecticut
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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79 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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222 reviews 222 reviews
110 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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