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A MUST for all Tarheel fans.

Year by year highlights, memorabilia, video and audio. Check to make sure it's open. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
if you love basketball, a treasure

this is wonderful place to visit if you love college basketball. Dean Smith was one of the best... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Year by year highlights, memorabilia, video and audio. Check to make sure it's open. Well worthwhile.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank keylime44
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is wonderful place to visit if you love college basketball. Dean Smith was one of the best college coaches ever and ran the best program of any in college basket ball. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit college basketball before it became...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank skinisin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are a UNC fan or a fan of sports in general, this is a must see attraction. The pictures, memorabilia and trophies were so impressive to see. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig S
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

This museum is awesome for any Tarheel fan or basketball fan. So rich in history. The video you watch when you enter gave me chills. I had to watch the video again as we were leaving. All the memorabilia was so unbelievable to see. As...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wishtwins
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I was thrilled to go to the newly renovated Basketball Museum for the second time. It was great walking through the history of basketball that is over 100 years old. You will see all the trophies and even learn about the undefeated season of 1924...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KimmyUNC
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

For someone that loves Tar Heels basketball this was a great experience. For someone that getting to understand basketball, this is a great place. Uniforms shoes nets and other items are here to look at. Short video is played before you go in and that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 214dolphins
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Everybody loves Michael Jordan. And here you can see some highlights of his college career, and learn other things about the UNC basketball program. The museum is very well done.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank str8oz
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Even if you are not a Carolina fan, you will be impressed with this wonderful collection of memorabilia from one of the nation's top collegiate programs. This free museum has many video exhibits which explain the importance of most of the things on display.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Terry C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It's such a great little museum and they have put a lot of energy into it. If you want to check out where Michael Jordan first played (and even his acceptance letter!) then it's for you. It's free (although obviously a donation never hurts!) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Funinthesun123456789
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The location is very hard to find and parking can be terrible but if your a Carolina Basketball fan you must visit despite the challenges!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Daniel C
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Tina C
March 26, 2018|
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Response from 690MichaelG690 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free
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Response from 699DavidE | Reviewed this property |
It is also open until one hour before game time when there are home games at the Smith Center
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Please Help Me Find the Perfect Place to Stay (19 Replies)
We were looking for a place to spend a few days before or after a trip to the mountains in late June or early July & my DS suggested Raleigh. We'll be flying into RDU. Even though we'll be renting a car, my DH hates to drive on vacation. A trip to the Carolina Basketball Museum is the only driving he'll want to do. For the rest of our stay, we'd like to be in an area that provides enough attractions/entertainment & great restaurants to fill 2 or 3 days without having to drive anywhere....More
January 11, 2015|
Response frompanchopup|
Weeell, the Carolina Basketball Museum is in Chapel Hill not Raleigh, so you will want to drive for that. If you want to stay in Raleigh, though, downtown is the only place you might be able to get away w/o driving for a few days. It's really a pretty car-centric place.