We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 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
Write a Review

185 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    76
    31
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
163 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed re-visiting this place after so many years have gone by. We had taken our sons when they were young and we thought it would be fun to go back now that they are grown.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are really into basketball history and enjoy participating in various basketball related activites than this is the place for goo. Good venue for a business reception.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, Kansas
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
80 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While traveling with our two grandsons, we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Since my husband is Retired Military his admission was free and mine reduced. We found a nice mixture of displays including professional, college and high school basketball and lots of interactive things to do. If you want, you can just shoot hoops!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orchard Park, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hall was quite nice. Some interesting displays. Like any HOF a lot of reading so bringing your 8 year old may not be the best idea. My boys were 19 and 23 and could really connect with the history. Most all of the younger kids were shooting baskets, while the adults were at the displays. A lot of money to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'll be honest. This stop on our trip was completely for my husband. I understand why he gets so bored at history museums that I enjoy. With that said, this was a pretty inspirational trip for me! When we bought our tickets and walked to the indoor elevator to begin the visit, the kid operating the elevator asked if we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mattydale, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Being an Syracuse University fan I wasn't sure the Hall of fame would have that much in it for me- but my husband wanted to see it so- in we went- I was amazed at all that was there and that there was college information there. Saw a lot of SU there got our pictures taken and learned a lot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Indiana
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My 24 year old son and I were on a baseball road trip. We had just visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and were on our way to Boston for a Red Sox game. Springfield was on the way so we decide to stop for the night and visit the Basketball HOF the next morning. We are huge sports fans.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheboro, NC
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Being from North Carolina, this was a must see attraction for us. The Center Court shooting was awesome, maybe the best part of the visit. The displays are great, well lit and informative. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I have nothing negative to say about this experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erving, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a Groupon which made it worth the trip, but would not have paid full price. My kids liked shooting around on the courts, but very hard getting a ball. We were done with the whole place in about 1 1/2 hours. Over all ok trip, not enough there to have to go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My 9 year old son is a huge basketball fan and wanted to visit the Hall Of Fame for his birthday. We drove 6.5 hours to get there (what we will not do for our kids). Pros: the centre court. This is a great place to shoot around and experience the history of the game. They have a history of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Basketball Hall of Fame also viewed

 

Been to Basketball Hall of Fame? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Basketball Hall of Fame, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing