Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA 01105 1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+14137816500
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Tired of the same old thing? This weekend stop in at Springfield's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, MA. This place is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.

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Report | 14 days ago
It doesn't inspire the reverence like when you walk into Cooperstown, but it still does a decent job of telling the story of basketball. Some of the exhibits could use some updating and there should be more space devoted to the dynasty teams. It's trying to be all things to all permutations of basketball (women's college, scholastic) that it's hard to pay them all true justice. And the Hall of Fame doesn't. But it still may be the best place to learn about the game, especially its origins.
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Report | 22 days ago
basketball at it's best
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Report | 23 days ago
Fun afternoon for my son and friends. Lots to see and do. They loved being able to play on the courts as well. Several restaurants around too. Make a day of it!
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Report | 23 days ago
Leave yourself plenty of time to shoot basketball at the end.
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Report | 23 days ago
Place is ok. Took our 2 kids 8 and 9 and we were in and out in 45 mins. They just wanted to shoot around in the basketball court which we could have done at home without the long drive out there.
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Report | 25 days ago
Had a great time with my teen boys, my oldest appreciate all the history and memeriabial...
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Report | a month ago
Very organized, interactive and great for the sports lover!
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Report | a month ago
If you haven't been in a while, it's gotten a lot more modern. There are plenty of interactive exhibits, games and a full-length basketball court with open shooting and smaller rims for dunking as well as a series of backboards tracing the history of the game. Very cool.
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Great for a family or kids activity.
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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.

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