In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today's Groupon to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get admission for two (up to a $10 value).
- For $10, you get admission for four (up to a $20 value).
Admission is regularly $3 for children ages 5–12, and free for children ages 5 and younger.
Charting the state's proud b-ball history dating back to 1890s, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame invites a full-court press through its 14,000 square feet of museum space. The museum displays a historic collection of authentic jerseys and trophies, including those of the 1954 Milan Indians, inspiration for the film Hoosiers. Take in exhibits on celebrated inductees, such as John Wooden and Oscar Robertson, or listen to the warbling call of the Indiana state bird, the Larry.
After perusing photos and memorabilia of past state champions, hoops fans can test their trivia knowledge, take the game-winning shot at interactive exhibits, and try out their favorite sportscaster's vocal inflection and hairpiece. The museum also boasts ramps replicating Butler's iconic Hinkle Fieldhouse, as well as an outdoor mosaic of Indiana crafted out of 6,000 red bricks, each engraved with names of the coaches, players, and personalities that shaped the game's history in the state.
408 Trojan Ln.
New Castle, Indiana 47362Get Directions