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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Ranked #5 of 20 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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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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Mattydale, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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

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Columbus, Indiana
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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

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Asheboro, NC
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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.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Hamilton, Canada
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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

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Somers, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice visit but wouldnt go back. Very small compared to the Baseball hall of fame and didnt have as much memorabilia more of an interactive museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

In 1999 I visited the HOF for two full days BEFORE they upgrades were fully funded. I was interviewing for a job and could see the old facility needed serious upgrading. Happy to report that for the last 12 years the new HOF gives basketball the treatment it deserves.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is an impressive modern building which includes exhibits documenting the history and evolution of the game. There is much to see and do which makes this interesting for the whole family. There are interactive exhibits that are great for youngsters; there's an exhibit where you can electronically try to guard famous players, shoot hoops, and try broadcasting a game.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Basketball Hall of Fame has so much potential. They have some really cool things on display. The building is kind of ugly. I get that they're trying to make it look like a basketball. The top level where all the players pictures are is not well designed. They have all the pictures up above you in the dome. They... More

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