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
(877) 446-6752
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Report | 9 days ago
Call or go online before you go to find out the hours and if they are having any special events.
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Report | 12 days ago
It was very cool inside the "ball". I had been to the old Hall of Fame several times and loved the shooting room. Center Court is great for everyone who wants to shoot some hoops!
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Lots of Fun for All
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Make sure you check the open hours when planning your visit -- they are never open in the evening.
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Great activity for school aged residential programs
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I'd recommend going right when it opens to take advantage of the court and dunking area.
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Parking and food services were very handy.
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The Hall of Fame was a great experience for my boys. Staff was polite and friendly .
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Really interesting and well crafted. Total time of visit could be in the two hour range, so make this a part of a larger itinerary.
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Great place to explore the history of the sport. Older children will get more from the trip.
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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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