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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
Phone Number: 413-781-6500
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Located in the town where basketball was invented, this 48,000-square-foot...

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.

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A Great Way to Spend Two Hours

Keep in mind it's the basketball hall of fame not the NBA hall of fame. You will of course see NBA history as well as WNBA, collegiate, and everything else. Several interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Keep in mind it's the basketball hall of fame not the NBA hall of fame. You will of course see NBA history as well as WNBA, collegiate, and everything else. Several interactive games for kids, tons of memorabilia, and lots of history. If you enjoy basketball at all this will be worth your time.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our two grandsons 81/2 & 12 year old. They love basketball! We were surprised how much they new about the game and players. But we are learned so much about the history of the game. The exhibits are very well done. There is plenty of hands on thinks we all enjoyed. The ground floor is a full basketball... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the Springfield area please go... Enjoy the hall... The Game from the early days to the NBA finals. You can spend 3 to 4 hours at the Hall...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little reading intensive, but otherwise informative and interactive. Fun stations for the kids to play around and shoot some hoops.

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Mexico, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped here on my way home from Boston with my 8 and 11 year old boys. I thought it was strange that it looked like it was in a strip mall from the road. Being from New York and the fact that I have visited the baseball hall of fame, I expected more. Plus I paid over $50 for... More 

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Tarrytown, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a discounted Groupon. Glad I didn't pay full price. It doesn't inspire the reverence like when you walk into Cooperstown, but it still does a decent job of telling the story of basketball. Some of the exhibits could use some updating and there should be more space devoted to the dynasty teams. I also would have liked... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For basketball nuts plan on spending 3+ hours at the Fame! Lots to look at and really takes you down memory lane! Hoop it up and go!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. It blew us away. You start the tour with a picture then take an elevator to the third level. There you find a ring around the entire building that features every member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, by the year they were inducted. Plus there is a running timeline of events that were happening at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Basketball Hall of Fame was so much fun. You can spend the entire day it is so much fun for kids, teenagers, and adults alike. Even if you are not a huge basketball fan you will find this place very very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a sports fan and a history buff, so I love sports museums. I spent 4 hours at the Hall of Fame on a Monday in June. The top tier has a display of the Hall of Fame inductees. Artifacts are sprinkled in various places along the displays. My only complaint is some of the artifacts aren't enitrely explained. The... More 

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