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Booth Family Hall of Athletics

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Basketball History

I am not a huge basketball fan but found the museum very interesting. I thought looking at all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
troysgirl08
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Original, handwritten rules of basketball of Dr. James Naismith

The cradle of the sport of basketball, and that´s not an exaggeration. Dr. Naismith is buried in... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a huge basketball fan but found the museum very interesting. I thought looking at all the old time items was neat. You can also see some trophies that you may never see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank troysgirl08
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The cradle of the sport of basketball, and that´s not an exaggeration. Dr. Naismith is buried in Lawrence, Kansas, for those wanting to make the pilgrimage.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ronald W
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Any visitor to Lawrence, Kansas who has any interest in basketball should take the time to go to Allen Fieldhouse on Kansas University campus (1651 Naismith Drive) to see what see what sports analysts are talking about when they call it the best place for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Timothy B
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Obviously you should attend a game too, but even if you can't, you can come here to see the history of Kansas athletics influencing all the amazing athletes that have participated at KU. So worth it.....Rock Chalk.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tylerdurden99
Reviewed July 13, 2018

If this is your first time to our area, you really need to visit the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at Allen Field House and see the Original Rules of Basketball. The attraction has quotes from the Who's Who of Basketball as well as an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank James L
Reviewed June 25, 2018

It's the fieldhouse, you won't get anything more quintessential KU than this. Spending a day or afternoon at the fieldhouse, even if it's for a quick visit is always worth it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chris H
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This a great place to see the history of KU athletics. It is part on Allen Fieldhouse, on it's East side. This could be interesting for anyone interested in basketball, because James Naismith, who invented the game was KU's first coach. The Fieldhouse is on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed March 22, 2018

You should go Great exhibits Warm, family-friendly environment And you can look at the court - where the magic happens It's a swish!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed February 25, 2018

A group of us were on a tour of Lawrence and this was on the list. The original rules were posted so you can view them and see how basketball began with 13 rules. The hall of fame wall looks like it goes on forever....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Toured here with my son who is a diehard Kansas Jayhawk fan. The history of the sport truly originates here in Lawrence Kansas. Viewing the original rules shows the depth of history and legacy. Nearby you will also find the burial spots for Phog Allen...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from tylerdurden99 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from NebraskaTravelnut | Reviewed this property |
The rules are located in the DeBruce Center which is just to the north of Allen Field House. While it is possible to enter the exhibit from the second level of Allen, during non-game days that entrance might not be open but... More
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