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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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Decided to visit after drinking pass several times. We bought a Groupon for $42 for four. I agree that the hall of famers were in weird spots along the wall but it seems the best... read more

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Denisha L
White River Junction, Vermont
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White River Junction, Vermont
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to visit after drinking pass several times. We bought a Groupon for $42 for four. I agree that the hall of famers were in weird spots along the wall but it seems the best option and use of space. The museum was very informative if you are interested in basketball, its players, school histories, coaches, and the history of... More 

Thank Denisha L
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ultimate basketball place! The hall of fame. Ith as great surrounding amenities and with a renaissance of downtown Springfield going on, this is becoming a great destination vacation.

Thank Ronald N
Brevard County, Florida
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935 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating exhibits. Hands-on area - shooting hoops. Nice displays. Terrific gift shop. Reasonable admission. Amble parking. Attractive building. Lots of history.

Thank Rita S
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

NBA fan or even not this is a place to see..so much of the basketball history..a great memorial..well located and highly recommended

Thank Eleftheria G
Newark, Delaware
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39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't care for how the inductees are displayed, but the building is unique for a Hall of Fame and the displays and artifacts are shown in impressive fashion. Hoops fans will love the place. Afterwards everyone has a blast playing and dunking on the rims of different heights on the main floor. Try shooting on the peach basket "rim." Not... More 

Thank Gary G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went to the basketball hall of frame in springfield. Ma. Spent about 2.5 hours walking and looking at the various displays. It shows a good history of the game from the start. Alot of hand on activity, a good time for any level fan of the game

Thank Doug G
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of fun. Fun interactive exhibits. I loved reliving the history I grew up with. A definite place for all to visit at least once.

Thank Michael L
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Left early so the 3.5 hr trip only took 2. Hall of fame visit takes between 1-2 hrs. Cute activities for the kids to do. Not much in the surrounding area to do.

Thank Passport2bucketlist
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American History Museum and Hall of Fame dedicated to the physician and inventor of the sport. Shoot a few baskets even a "peach basket" on a huge pristine court before enjoying an outstanding array of exhibits and artifacts that describe the careers of over 300 Basketball Inductees as well as the... More 

Thank Anita E
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The basketball hall of fame is a great place to visit if you're a basketball fan. Even non basketball fans will have a great time learning about the history of basketball!!

Thank MikePaul26

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