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“Tradition”

Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tradition”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Attached to Allen Fieldhouse, this is a great stop before a game. Even opposing fans have to admire all of the history on display. Great stop for any fan of college basketball.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

If you are a basketball fan or a KU fan or both, you have to see this. There are interactive exhibits and displays filled with history. My kids love to visit the field house and see the old Jayhawk costume on display.

Visited February 2013
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Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Like being a kid in a candystore”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

If you are a Jayhawk fan, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics is the gift that keeps on giving. While primarily devoted to Kansas basketball, the facility pays homage to all sports of both men and women. One kiosk is dedicated to Wilt Chamberlain that includes his KU letter jacket. Obviously many championship trophies are on display, but that is only the beginning. The hall also has interactive displays related to hoops. To reach the Booth family Hall of Athletics, you enter the front doors of famed Allen Fieldhouse, a place basketball guru Jay Bilas has deemed the
"St. Andrews of college basketball." There is also considerable memorabilia that belonged to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball and KU's first coach. For anyone interested in the history of college basketball, this place is a must.

Visited March 2013
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Cherryvale
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rock Chalk”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We attended the KU vs KState basketball game and had a wonderful time. We took our Grandson and his girlfriend and it was their first time in Allen Field House. It was a wonderful experience for everyone

Visited February 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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168 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Trip through KU Athletics History”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Either before or after a KU basketball game this is a great place to visit. Not only is there history about basketball but every other sport that KU has. Plus it is the birthplace of basketball with James Naismith as the first coach. I'm really looking forward to when they add the Original Rules of Basketball in 2014.

Visited January 2013
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