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Booth Family Hall of Athletics

1651 Naismith Dr, Allen Fieldhouse‎, Lawrence, KS 66045-4069
+1 785-864-7050
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Original Rules of Basketball

Toured here with my son who is a diehard Kansas Jayhawk fan. The history of the sport truly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary E
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The Pinnacle of Basketball

We took a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics yesterday - and absolutely loved it! Our tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1651 Naismith Dr, Allen Fieldhouse‎, Lawrence, KS 66045-4069
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"orange bowl"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toured here with my son who is a diehard Kansas Jayhawk fan. The history of the sport truly originates here in Lawrence Kansas. Viewing the original rules shows the depth of history and legacy. Nearby you will also find the burial spots for Phog Allen...More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics yesterday - and absolutely loved it! Our tour guide, Josh, walked us through the highlights of the museum, and brought us upstairs to view Dr Naismith’s original Rules of Basketball. After our tour we...More

Thank TerryAndrews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to see the rules. Super cool! Definitely worth it on game day. Just adds that much more to such a historic venue. Allen Fieldhouse.

Thank BuilderDad
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This was so much more than we expected! Could have spent hours more than we did but what a wonderful experience.

Thank debraharper5
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband and son are super Jayhawks fans, so this was a real treat for them. In addition to all kind of historic displays, they had several interactive type things that made it really interesting. The best part was the original rules of basketball! Loved...More

Thank TuckerMidwest
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Everything you always wanted to know about the Jayhawks, plus the original rules. Best learning experience ever for a college basketball fan.

Thank BevM_Kansas
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Booth Hall of Athletics is a comprehensive museums of KU athletics.. all sports. Showcased are KU's National Championship trophies, Orange Bowl trophies, memorabilia from all sports, etc. It is in the lobby of Allen Fieldhouse, where the KU Basketball team rarely loses. There are...More

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute venture. Well worth the stop. Well done on the presentation of all the history here.

1  Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to visit! Several interactive exhibits including a video about how the original rules got back to KU from the 30 for 30 episode. Lots to look at and read. Lots of photo opportunities and best of all it was FREE!

Thank Anna U
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place is KU heaven of the past and present of KU's many, many achievements. Next door in the DeBruce Facility is the original Rules of Basketball... It's so mind blowing to see!!

Thank gloryboy01
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TylerSmithJ
17 June 2016|
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Response from NebraskaTravelnut | Reviewed this property |
The rules are located in the DeBruce Center which is just to the north of Allen Field House. While it is possible to enter the exhibit from the second level of Allen, during non-game days that entrance might not be open but... More
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