Basketball is anchored in very simple rules—you have to get the ball into the hoop, you can’t walk while holding the ball, and you can only dunk the ball while leaping over fire. Learn more about this great game with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame visit for two (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for a visit for four (up to an $80 value)
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Celebrating more than 100 years of basketball history, the halls and exhibits of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honor the players, coaches, referees, and others who helped the game grow to an internationally beloved sport. There are shrines dedicated to more than 300 Hall of Famers, and the 40,000-square-foot basketball megaplex also houses more than 70 interactive exhibits with audio and video components, limited-run tributes to standout teams and players, and special events. The Hall of Fame provides an outlet for freshly inspired visitors to emulate the giants of the sport: a full-size center court, where they can practice alley-oops and half-court slam dunks or attend clinics taught by players and coaches. On the way back to the car, many guests pause for a photograph next to the towering silver sphere that punctuates the buildings' exterior.
Named for James A. Naismith, the inventor of the sport, the Hall of Fame stands just "a midrange jump shot" from the site of the original game. Played on December 21, 1891, the first contest tallied a final score of one basket to zero, prompting Dr. Naismith to remove the bee's nests from the backboards.
Great place to take the kids and show them the history of the game. Loved being able to shoot hoops on their indoor court.Phil Jackson
Walk around and see if you can find your college or high school as a resource of history--you might get proud! Don't skip the Olympics room-- awesome!RoadTrip19Mom, 8/26/12
95% of 646 customers recommend
“It's fun and exciting”
“Perfect size - not too over whelming like some museums may be. Kids loved shooting around on the court!”
“It's recommended for teens that are into basketball. My oldest read all about it and was into everything, while my second son just wanted to do the interactive...”
“It's recommended for teens that are into basketball. My oldest read all about it and was into everything, while my second son just wanted to do the interactive activities.y boys spent most of their day in the basketball court. ”
Hall Fame Avenue Hall Fame Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105