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Basketball Hall of Fame

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Address: 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01105
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+1 413-781-6500
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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BBall Hall of Fame

It was a nice experience. My 13 year old was interested in the historical info but really enjoyed the interactive activities. Since he is a basketball player he really enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
martini2377
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice experience. My 13 year old was interested in the historical info but really enjoyed the interactive activities. Since he is a basketball player he really enjoyed open court. Young children might be a little bored especially on the 3rd floor. If you are planning to attend plan 2-2.5 hours. They close at 4 during the week... More 

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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm def not a baller. But the place is cool. If you're not an NBA fan, there is still some cool interactive stuff for you to do here. It's not a cheap drop in but a cool thing to see.

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1 Thank Gma0917
Nashua, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My son plays, eats & breathes basketball! I brought my son for his 10th bday & this place was more than I had expected it to be. It has 3 floors, they have you start on the 3rd floor & work your way down. The 3rd floor has a basketball "time line" from when the game of basketball first began,... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I sent to a birthday party here and it was the best kids party I've been to. The staff is SOOOO accomodating and helpful and make sure everyone had a great time. I can't believe I haven't been here till now. It is a real attraction, not too touristy, just right and very interesting, interactive and hold every age interest.

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1 Thank redsoxfan4ever2014
new york
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Overall had a good time with my boys but we are all sports fans. If you're not a sports fan, I don't think you'll like this place, especially since it's not cheap (we paid $72 for 2 adults and 2 kids with a AAA discount). I thought they could've done so much better in honoring the hall of famers. You... More 

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We saw everything in 30 minutes. There is more info on college coaches than Michael Jordan. The only thing on magic vs bird was their jerseys and shoes side by side. I don't remember seeing anything about Michael Jordan??? The most popular area is the basketball court where people can shoot hoops. I don't need to pay $78 for my... More 

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1 Thank Mark L
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but we had a good time. Not crowded. Had some neat memorabilia. Teenage boys found it Interesting. Good for about 2 hours worth of time. You won't need more than that.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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239 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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