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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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Cumberland, Maryland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I included this stop on our trip to New England. I was not impresses by the way inductees pictures were displayed. You have to look up at an uncomfortable angle to see the pictures. The explanation of the creation of basketball was very good, even to my wife who is not a fan, but otherwise it is a collection of... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am not a big basketball fan, but I do appreciate its history and iconic moments. The most impressive part of the hall is when you drive by and see the building's basketball shape. The hall is split into three levels. The top level is where you can see all the plaques of those who have been enshrined. The plaques... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Of all the Halls of Fame I have visited this was the most underwhelming. First, this is not just an NBA hall of fame, it covers all of basketball, so you will see lots of college and international stuff here too. I was expecting more history and more memorabilia, more building on the tradition of basketball. The basketball courts in... More

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Upstate, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My 13-year old basketball crazed son and I spent a full day at the Basketball Hall of Fame recently, and I have to admit that we were both a bit underwhelmed. The Hall is nice. It is interesting. There are some good attractions, but it is not as the other halls we have been visited. The top floor, the actual... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My 17 year old son and husband spent a couple hours here and had a great time! Time well spent for basketball fans!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So my hubby and niece are fan and it was a nice place to go it was a last minute thing and it was worth it seeing the old uniform and getting to play ball seeing my hubby and niece play basketball was PRICELESS

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Great to see all of the legends honored but not as spectacular as the pro football and baseball hall(s) of fame. The coolest part was being able to spend some time on the court on the way out. I was a little disappointed that the place was so empty on a Saturday afternoon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

when i was here, i was the only one. felt like a ghost town in here. also, where it is located is kind of random. they could have made this more accessable, as in, not in the middle of no where...

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Bergen Co., New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had not been to the Hall of Fame since it had been located on the grounds of Springfield College (i.e., a long time ago). The building is located in a very easy access retail/restaurant complex right off of I-91 and the physical plant, although unimpressive from the outside, is very attractive from the inside. My 13 year-old basketball fanatic... More

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Tavares, Florida
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I made this trip from Florida just to see the Basketball HOF. I am a huge basketball fan and have been all my life. The facility is nice. I especially liked shooting baskets on center court. It's a beautiful court. I liked all the old school baskets also. The part I'm not sure about is where the inductees are enshrined.... More

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