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“A Must-See Museum for any Sports Fan”

Basketball Hall of Fame
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 February 2013

The first time I came here, I was still a kid. 20 years later, and coming back made me feel like a kid. You can't help but feel reflective when you're in a place like this, and looking back at those people who have contributed to the great game that exists today. My favourite was the top floor, looking at the photos of all of those great Hall of Famers.

The displays were top-notch, informative and interactive. By far, my favourite was the Coach's Corner. When you come, don't wear your suit and tie. Bring running shoes, as the last part of the exhibit lets you shoot some hoops.

The staff were so friendly and helpful as well. Great place to visit!

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

The coolest place on earth for a basketball fan. Also one of the best looking buildings ever. I love driving by it at night when it is all lit up.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank David W
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

This was my first visit to the Basketball Hall of fame , they have plenty of exhibits and a slot of information in this place. If you're ever in the area, make sure to visit.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Angel R
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

There is a lot of information in this place. If you have a favorite player or a favorite team or a favorite era of the game, then this is the place. There is also a basketball court so you can practice shooting some hoops. Many restaurants around the perimeter too so you can get some lunch.
Won't take you all day to see this place. We did it in less than 2 hours I think. However if you don't have little kids with you and you really want to absorb and explore I can see that it could take longer.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank RebeccaMA
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

This was my first visit to the new HOF and it was very much worth it. When you first go into the building, it doesn't look that big, but much to my surprise it is pretty big. They have plenty of exhibits and rooms. The total time spent there was about three hours. If you're ever in the area, make sure to visit.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Eric0099
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