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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
Phone Number: +1 413-781-6500
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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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fitting place for former stars to be visible to the fans

beautiful building. nice place for all to shoot some hoops former stars can be seen in an honoring setting. price is fairly high but well worth the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here and spent half a day here. Lots of artifacts to check out as well as some great activities for the kids. Tip: If you have AAA, make sure to use it to get discounts on the tickets. Highly recommended.

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Mass, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been at the Hall of Fame on multiple occasions and as a sports enthusiest, I have enjoyed it every time! The interactive games are many and much appreciated. We usually cap off our visit with dinner at Max's Tavern in the Hall of Fame!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful building. nice place for all to shoot some hoops former stars can be seen in an honoring setting. price is fairly high but well worth the visit.

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Thank Bennett1024
Springfield, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is very interactive. You need to spend an entire day to get the full effect of everything in the Hall.

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Thank Cathie S
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What do you do when you have free time? Go to the basketball museum! This place commemorates the origin of basketball, the artefacts, the stories and the people who've made basketball the sport it is today..! It is quite interesting and informative.

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Thank Leo L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a basketball family so we had to pay the Hall of Fame a visit. Got very lucky because we went on a weekday and no one was there. Literally we saw 10 other people. The Hotel gave us buy 1 get 1 free so it only cost us $30 for the 4 of us. My kids were able... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a wedding and decided on the basketball hall of fame as our sight seeing excursion and I am so glad we did. The museum is done very well. You start out at the top and work your way down . The ring of fame highlights players, coaches, owners, everybody who helped basketball become the sport... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Truly an amazing collection spanning both professional and college basketball. Lots of history! Very professionally put together with lots of memorabilia including a full timeline from the beginning of basketball. Lots of information. The store has some wonderful treasures for sale as well. There is a court in the middle for the kids and Crowder from the Celtics came by... More 

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Palmdale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is not on the top of our Hall of Fames but it does have lots of information on both college and professional basketball players. We felt that there were far too many 'suits' (coaches, owners) honored in relationship to the number of players. It would be nice if the posters of the honorees were aligned with the timeline with... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Basketball Hall of Fame is part Hall of Fame, part museum of basketball. As someone with limited basketball knowledge and interest, it was still educational and engaging. Give yourself at least a couple of hours, especially if you like to read most of the info. It was very empty the day we went which was great. It might be... More 

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