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“Basketball Hall of Fame”

Basketball Hall of Fame
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Very nice and full of history and the greats that played. Very enjoyable. It is in a busy part of the city but quite easy to get to and out of the city. They do honour CAA and AAA so you can save money there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M R
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We had our first visit with our 10 year old grandson and 8 year old granddaughter. Although their interests were different, they both had a good time. There are several interactive activities that they both enjoyed, and they could roam around independently. Staff were helpful and friendly. They both agreed that they want to go back again.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The building is unique. It’s shaped like a basketball with 3 floors. You start at the top and work your way down to the first floor. The first floor is a basketball court with all kinds of baskets and backboards. The other two floors have all all kinds of basball related items. My grandsons like the broadcast booth on the second floor. If you’re lucky there will be a former player from the NBA there to talk about basketball. A good way to spend the day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Our 15 year-old grandson requested a trip here, and I was just tagging along, not being much of a basketball fan. But the museum was modern and nice and had plenty to look at and admire: how the sport was invented, by whom, when, why, and how its popularity spread. There's a nod to modern times, with a sky box to sit in, and two desks at which to pretend you're a TV sports reader or a play-by-play announcer. Best of all (for our 15 year-old) was the chance to shoot hoops on Center Court for as long as he wanted (no games, no cross-court shots). He loved it. And in July and August, they have a program at mid-day every day. On our visit, a Hall of Fame member came in for an interview and book signing. Nice treat - you don't get to see that at home.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen L
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame was very informative, fun, and entertaining. Even one of my kids who lamented going stated on his way out the door how much he enjoyed it even though he dreaded going initially.

Gives you a detailed perspective of the game of from its inception through the years from multiple lenses and scopes.
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Talks about the barn storming circuit Touches on diversity and the impacts of integration. Has a few hands on things to do and a floor where all can show off their skills

It’s a great time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel W
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