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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
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+1 413-781-6500
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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 21 November 2016
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Totally disappointed with the HOF. The fact that they have NOTHING specific to Michael Jordan, the best basketball player ever, because of licensing issues with Nike is a joke. The fact that what you see on the college side is based upon what college bids the highest amount for the allocated space vs. what is most relevant is sad to... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I visited Hall of fame a few months ago. found place uninspiring outside it is shaped as a basketball inside hardly does justice to players so little to read about each player baseball HOF much much better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 23 November 2016

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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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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Springfield, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 November 2016 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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Grand Cayman
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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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