Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
About the Hall :
Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is home to more than three hundred inductees and more than 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Located on the picturesque banks of the Connecticut River, the new museum is a fitting shrine to the game Dr. Naismith invented more than a century ago.
The landmark structure is one of the world’s most distinctive monuments punctuating the Springfield skyline and stirring the spirits of basketball fans everywhere. Hundreds of interactive exhibits share the spotlight with skills challenges, live clinics, and shooting contests. And of course there is enough basketball history to impress the world’s most avid sports fans!
After decades of growth, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009. It has evolved from its humble origins to become Hoops Heaven...the earthly home of the game’s immortals.
Visited with two kids (8-9). The building is beautiful and it's has a very nice layout. Everything is brightly lit. Lots of history to soak up. The kids for bored quickly with the displays, but loved the interactive displays. They liked the jump measurement and the virtual basketball video game and the pretend sportscaster set up. By far, they liked the shooting baskets the best. They could have played for hours shooting at all the different style baskets including the peach baskets. They also enjoyed the slam dunk area. There's a couple of burger places close by that are family friendly. The kids probably spent half a day in the museum.
Everything about the history of basketball. Historic player jerseys. Original rule book written by the inventor of basketball, James Naismith himself. This recent discovery is considered the crown jewel of basketball.
Great way to spend a few hours. Interesting even though not a huge BB fan. The time line highlighting the game development in history along with science and political development keeps your attention. Kudos to the excellent treatment of the extraordinary contributions women have made to the game.
Beautiful museum. Learned a lot. Even someone who's not big into sports should find lots to learn and find fascinating. Which we could have stayed.longer - next time.
Ra’s Al Ghul
My black pit bull dog refused to eat vegetables so it got a lot of constipations. When that happened, I usually turned the tv on and let my dog watch an NBA game. His poops miraculously just came right out. Thanks, NBA and its players. You really helped me to save my money from buying laxatives for my black pit bull dog. Thanks again.