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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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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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Basketball Hall of Fame is worth a (short) visit

The Basketball Hall of Fame is worth a visit--especially for those that like the history of basketball. It is not a big museum, so you can complete a visit in 1-2 hours. Or you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Basketball Hall of Fame is worth a visit--especially for those that like the history of basketball. It is not a big museum, so you can complete a visit in 1-2 hours. Or you can really delve into the history and written display and a bit more time. A nice treat is that there are restaurants and a hotel on... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We are so fortunate to have this facility in Springfield. It is easy on and easy off to get to. Price is about the same as other hall of fame attractions you may have been to. Once inside you can see th best information and memorabilia about the sort which was born right here in Springfield. There is a great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

It was kinda disappointing.It was really 2 floors(1st was just a court where you can shoot around).A lot of the artifacts was from College or High Schools.I was expecting to see more NBA.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of information about the history of basketball. My favorite was the hall of fame area. Photos of all the greats and this huge room is shaped like a basketball(like you see outside museum). There is also a basketball court which you could shoot around. Court is nothing special but holy crap I had fun playing! There are a handful... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the bball hall of fame. Loads of artifacts, would take you two full days to get through them all. We have three teen sons who all are basketball players, so they really enjoyed playing on the beautiful court. I would recommend this as a stop, a few more interactive games would have been nice. Relatively inexpensive as... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We took a trip to Boston to see a Celtics game, which was a Christmas present for my teen son. I debated coming to the Basketball Hall of Fame because it required renting a car and driving about 2 hours from Boston. I'm so glad we did! The tour began on the 3rd floor which featured individual pictures and interesting... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Now I can say we've been to the hockey, baseball, and basketball halls of fame. The building, a huge ball, is impressive to look at. The hall itself is on the upper ring. Was a bit disorienting going from looking down at the write ups to looking way above at the pictures. Some interesting exhibits on the second floor. Most... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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New Braunfels, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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