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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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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 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My son and I visited for the first time on Spring break. This is one of the coolest places I have ever been. My 14 year old son was in basketball bliss. There are so many cool exhibits and memorabilia from the history of the game. The court is open to shoot on and has a progressive baskets and rims... More 

Thank mbmoser
Medford, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I expected more. It was ok - -nice pictures, a few exhibits --closed on Monday and Tuesday during the winter!

Thank EDC2459
Springfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids may really enjoy taking some shots on the court, the exhibits maybe not as much. There were some interesting parts and excellent memorabilia, I just wish there were more. Some areas are cramped, some exhibits were not very stylish, museum should have more interactive stuff, maybe a film room?? Free video game token w/ each entry? Bigger & better... More 

1 Thank Jonathan R
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank martini2377
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237 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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.

1 Thank Gma0917
Nashua, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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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22 reviews
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.

1 Thank redsoxfan4ever2014
new york
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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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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 

1 Thank Mark L
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Kimberlyaeb

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