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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A worthwhile stop!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Charlottetown, Canada
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Charlottetown, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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East Windsor, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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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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