Now that March Madness has been quelled by riot-control squads and tear gas, today's side deal will tide basketball fans over until next year. For $50, you get an adult or youth semi-annual membership to The College Basketball Experience (up to a $110 value). The interactive, hands-on center devoted to the art of dribbles and dunks is located at 1401 Grand Boulevard at the Sprint Center. This Groupon gets you a six-month membership for an adult ($110) or youth ($85) to the sneaker-squeaking utopia.
With 41,500 square feet dedicated to men's collegiate basketball, The College Basketball Experience provides hours of all-ages amusement. Learn about influential hoop-dreamers in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, and rediscover and get schooled in key moments in Kansas City's role in shaping the game. Visitors can also participate in hands-on, interactive exhibits that place them in front and at the center of the courtside action, from announcing plays to sinking game-winning shots.
Commemorate more than 115 historical years since peach baskets served as the first hoops, live out unrequited basketball careers, or entertain out-of-town guests in an energetic atmosphere. A trip to The College Basketball Experience can also take the sting out of unobtainable courtside seats or an upsetting loss. The center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- …although the Hall of Fame does honor former players and coaches, like other sports museums, it also is designed to allow fans the experience of what it is like to enter an arena and actually play in a college basketball game. – Mike White, Associated Content
- This "museum" will make you sweat! The entire second floor gives a "hands-on" approach to college basketball. – kf1995, TripAdvisor
- A must see if you're in the area simply because there is no other place like this. Very interactive basketball experience for any level of skill. Our family all enjoyed participating in the basketball interactive activities despite having limited skill and knowledge about basketball. – tpgp4, TripAdvisor
Central Business District - Downtown
1401 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106Get Directions