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Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
+1 413-781-6500
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Enjoyed ourselves; wouldn't pay full price

Review from the perspective of 2 adult college basketball fans, visiting on a Friday afternoon in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
smm628
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
Very interesting

I visited the Baseball Hall of Fame during the same trip and, even though I'm a huge baseball fan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol757
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Springfield, VA
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“third floor” (27 reviews)
“center court” (19 reviews)
“michael jordan” (17 reviews)
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1000 W Columbus Ave, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Review from the perspective of 2 adult college basketball fans, visiting on a Friday afternoon in November. Scheduled a stop here as a break between driving from New York to Vermont. We didn't really know what to expect. When we pulled up, I was very...More

Thank smm628
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Baseball Hall of Fame during the same trip and, even though I'm a huge baseball fan, found this to be the more interesting museum. There are many interactive activities to complement the exhibits (because, really, how many size 22 basketball shoes do...More

1  Thank Carol757
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I recently visited the Basketball Hall of Fame and left some what disappointed. I am primarily a college basketball fan and care little about the NBA. The HOF did provide the history of basketball from Dr. Naismith but otherwise seemed to be more about the...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We only had a short stop during our motor coach tour of New England, but what we saw was a lot of fun and very interesting. The Hall of Fame is extremely well done and provides a comprehensive history of the great sport of basketball....More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place. So much to read and learn, see (memorabilia was endless), and do - lots of interactivity. Kids of all ages would love - our group ranged from 6-54. Leave at least two hours allocated to fit it all in

Thank MJC859
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The Basketball Hall of Fame has a very large collection of memorabilia from the past. There are 2 floors of history to see and pictures of all the inductees. It is very thorough including all aspects of bssketball from media to international connections. After looking...More

1  Thank Kent Y
Reviewed 15 October 2017

AAA discounts helped keep our costs down, but it was still worth the price. The whole third floor is the history of basketball and hall of fame history. This floor could easily take up to 2 hours to read through everything. The second floor was...More

Thank LVSquared
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went there thinking we would pass 1 hour with the twins (who were free as under 5). Spent nearly 2 hours! Not a huge basketball buff but enjoyed it thoroughly. Fun interactive activities, some great stuff on coaches/philosophy of sports, Shaq's shoe, helpful staff, and...More

Thank raffi8
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is worth a visit to learn more about both the history of basketball and the people who have shaped the sport. You can learn more about the history of the sport as it relates to other world events, you can look at memorabilia...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Tremendous amount of information here about the history of basketball. We spent a couple of hours, but one could spend much more than that if you wanted to read all the information and participate in the interactive exhibits, such as being a play-by-play announcer. The...More

Thank Hokiechip
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Marine.person
15 April 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
I honestly couldn't say, but there are probably bus trips to Springfield itself. :)
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Marine.person
15 April 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
Day bus trips to Springfield are possible I believe.
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MemaOntario
28 February 2017|
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
I actually am not too sure about that. I am sure they do some events there throughout the year though. I would check their website or Facebook Events or give them a call. :)
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