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The Carolina Basketball Museum

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Address: 450 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3433
Phone Number: 9199626000

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UNC Museum

The museum was great not only for a UNC fan but a fan of college basketball. Especially if you are there for a game.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was great not only for a UNC fan but a fan of college basketball. Especially if you are there for a game.

Thank Mike T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tribute to the best college team. It would have been nice to have the Dean Smith Center open as well. Great for families

Thank Kely8888
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit with my 2 teen boys. Spent almost 2 hours here. Friendly staff to get us started. Displays and videos very fun to watch. Need shades on back windows so screens will show up better.

Thank Uncdentist
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went for a visit. it was very nice and informative. there is more than just the usual championship stuff. there is a championship nba ring and mvp of trophy and stuff from several nba teams. there was a lot of interesting stuff to look at including notes on how to play teams and players in championship games.

Thank gary a
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We expected something very small, but they actually had lots to see. Layout was nice, short little video that left you feeling like you want to be "part of the family". Lots of memorabilia. Can't beat the price. Parking right across the street. Half hour visit was just about right.

Thank John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We had some time to kill and came to the museum. First parking is confusing because you have to pay and you have to enter your spot number. Most spots don't have a number. Another visitor said only the first 8 spots have numbers and they are the only spots for visitors. So we moved the car. We spent less... More 

Thank Jgifas
Clemmons, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you have even the slightest interest in Carolina basketball, this is your favorite place. The museum doesn't have one stuffy inch in it. It is interactive, 3D, well organized, and perfect. My favorite thing is the letter to Michael Jordan written my Coach K extending his regrets that Michael turned him down, haha!

Thank MusingsOnTravel
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

WOW.. who knew there could be that much basketball stuff. I enjoyed looking at all the playoff diamond rings. Great thing to do if you have extra time before a game.. and its free

Thank drskipnc
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

So very worth every minute spent there.. from the intro movie, displays, pictures. Wonderfully arranged. Be sure to add this stop to your Chapel Hill adventures.

Thank tarheelmom49
Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I must admit I am a big Carolina fan so this was well worth the visit for me. I do think any college basketball fan would enjoy -- except maybe a Duke fan -- as Carolina is such an integral part of college basketball history. I went in thinking this might be a bit lacking but it was very well... More 

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