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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
Phone Number: 413-781-6500
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Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 must see for all basketball fans. Very entertaining and interactive. Some items can use some 'refreshing'.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is an awesome museum for basketball fans. Even exterior is like a basketball ball. Expo is about whole history and facts of this game and players. As Lithuanians we were proud to find famous Lithuanian basketball players Arvydas Sabonis an Sarunas Marciulionis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must see for all basketball fans. Very entertaining and interactive. Some items can use some 'refreshing'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited on a Saturday and good thing we went early. By 11:00 it was packed with kids. My boyfriend is a sports fan and enjoyed it immensely. I learned a lot about basketball. The time line set up is very informative and the displays of jerseys are amazing. Section on coaches is well arranged and impressive. Well worth the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Hall is brilliant for people who enjoyed basketball for the last 15/20+ years and before. The history is great but sadly hard to keep the kids occupied besides the free shooting hoops below. While great if without kids; would suggest more interactive sections to get kids to appreciate the history of the game. Hard to think any 10/12 yr... More 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First visit very impressed it was very well organized and a lot or great information. Liked being able to shoot around on the court

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Hope, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We are a family with a coach, a radio analyst, a high school player, and a cheerleader, so how could we not enjoy our visit? The staff was very friendly--even giving us a bag of "gifts". We really liked the design of the museum as well as displays. Our son--the player loved being able to shoot around before leaving. Nice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoyed the trip especially learning some Canadian heritage of Naismith. Kids enjoyed some of the activities but not enough to keep them engaged for very long. Could not get them to engage in many of the historic aspects. Springfield downtown appeared to be a challenged place to visit for lunch after:<

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Even if you are not a Basketball fan this place is a lot of fun. Gets a bit pricey with a large family. $22 for adults, $15 for kids. Bring you AAA card to save a few bucks. We were lucky to meet Hall of Famer Satch Sanders the day we attended. He spoke for about 30 minutes about the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I took my 10 year old son in July 2015 and he loved it. While he was intrigued to see the players and othe paraphernalia, he was really excited to participate in the interactive displays and games i.e. the VR game where he got to play against an NBA player and shooting hoops in the really nice court. I was... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We spent half a day at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. It was a great experinece and the whole family enjoyed their time. The day started with a trip up top to the Hall of Fame where the outline each inductee and give their story and picture. There's also a basketball timeline. The next level has bits and pieces... More 

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Additional Information about Basketball Hall of Fame

Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
Phone Number: 413-781-6500
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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