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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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Ranked #6 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
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Camp Hill, PA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a good time there on Induction Friday morning, and it's priced reasonably. But I wish it had more to it. LOVED the section on the basketball coaches and their contributions to the game, and the interactive stuff was nice. Would like to see more memorabilia, but seeing a 100 year old basketball is pretty cool. Strangely placed within... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Basketball hall of fame is one of those unique places that if you are a basketball fan you probably want to see once. I would say i was a bit disappointed with it. The place is doing a decent job in capturing the history of basketball, but it is somewhat disappointing when it comes to activities for kids and size.... More

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Lapeer, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I'm not a sports fan & know very little about basketball. I went with my boyfriend & surprisingly found it interesting. I walked out with a better understanding of the game.

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Mansfield, MA, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited in late July on a Monday. When we arrived recent inductee Alonzo Mourning was getting ready to speak. He spoke for about 45min and then took Q&A from the crowd. He was great! He gave very thoughtful answers to all questions. He emphasized education and goals to the kids. I couldn't have been more happy with his talk.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum was the highlight of our vacation through PA, NY, NJ, CT, and MA. We had no idea it would be more than a museum of memorabilia. Visitors are welcome to play on a full-size NCAA court, as well as to try their skills at seven different types of baskets/backboards, including the no-backboard peach basket. There are four goals... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After visiting the Baseball Hall if Fame, I would say this was a little disappointing unless you are truly a big fan of basketball. The Hall covers Pro, College, & High School history in terms of great players, coaches & administrators. I felt the second floor displays were the hilite of the exhibit. The building sits in a strip mall... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took our teenage basketball loving son. We went in and found that we couldn't go in until after a certain time that afternoon. The tickets were discounted for this reason. I'm extremely glad the tickets were discounted. While it was interesting it wasn't amazing. My son enjoyed it more. This meant that we could not go onto the basketball... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had visited the old museum and was stunned by how much better this iteration is. Fun stuff to do and great exhibits! I am a big basketball fan but my husband is not and he really enjoyed it.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very interesting HOF for Basketball fans. My boys, ages 11-15 loved it. There was a lot to see, with the upstairs part dedicated to all the HOF players, contributors, and an area for the coaches. There were some good special events too, so kept us occupied for a few hours. You might combine this with a trip... More

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Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We did enjoy or trip to the hall of fame, but I was expecting more. When you compare to the Baseball and Football Hall of Fame it is not in the same level. It is sharing space with a Subway restaurant for God sake It was interesting seeing the ring of honor and reading about the players. The Center Court... More

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