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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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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... read more

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank PrzGrl123
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank nypenman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Kimberlyaeb
Easton, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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60 reviews
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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

1 Thank Scott Q
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233 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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.

Thank nononesense
Mass, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank johnsZ9339HP
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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