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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
+1 413-781-6500
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I recently visited the Basketball Hall of Fame and left some what disappointed. I am primarily a... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Larry M
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Very interesting

We only had a short stop during our motor coach tour of New England, but what we saw was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Fred M
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Summerville, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“third floor” (27 reviews)
“center court” (19 reviews)
“michael jordan” (17 reviews)
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1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I recently visited the Basketball Hall of Fame and left some what disappointed. I am primarily a college basketball fan and care little about the NBA. The HOF did provide the history of basketball from Dr. Naismith but otherwise seemed to be more about the...More

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We only had a short stop during our motor coach tour of New England, but what we saw was a lot of fun and very interesting. The Hall of Fame is extremely well done and provides a comprehensive history of the great sport of basketball....More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place. So much to read and learn, see (memorabilia was endless), and do - lots of interactivity. Kids of all ages would love - our group ranged from 6-54. Leave at least two hours allocated to fit it all in

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The Basketball Hall of Fame has a very large collection of memorabilia from the past. There are 2 floors of history to see and pictures of all the inductees. It is very thorough including all aspects of bssketball from media to international connections. After looking...More

1  Thank Kent Y
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

AAA discounts helped keep our costs down, but it was still worth the price. The whole third floor is the history of basketball and hall of fame history. This floor could easily take up to 2 hours to read through everything. The second floor was...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went there thinking we would pass 1 hour with the twins (who were free as under 5). Spent nearly 2 hours! Not a huge basketball buff but enjoyed it thoroughly. Fun interactive activities, some great stuff on coaches/philosophy of sports, Shaq's shoe, helpful staff, and...More

Thank raffi8
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is worth a visit to learn more about both the history of basketball and the people who have shaped the sport. You can learn more about the history of the sport as it relates to other world events, you can look at memorabilia...More

Thank dustythoughts
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Tremendous amount of information here about the history of basketball. We spent a couple of hours, but one could spend much more than that if you wanted to read all the information and participate in the interactive exhibits, such as being a play-by-play announcer. The...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Is worth a visit as much to see and learn here. Staff very friendly and more than willing to help. Parking can be tight, but a spot can be had. Security also good.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

$25 per adult but well worth it. 3 levels with lots of history and current player info. They let you shoot hoops on the court at the end, really fun experience

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Marine.person
14 April 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
I honestly couldn't say, but there are probably bus trips to Springfield itself. :)
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Marine.person
14 April 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
Day bus trips to Springfield are possible I believe.
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MemaOntario
27 February 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
I actually am not too sure about that. I am sure they do some events there throughout the year though. I would check their website or Facebook Events or give them a call. :)
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