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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1000 Hall Fame Avenue

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.


Morgan Douglas

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I used to really enjoy coming here with my family. We would check out every exhibit possible here and we even got to play basketball. What made the basketball games even more interesting was when a male player who happened to be there stole the ball from me. I don’t know his name but it made my experience there more fun. Will definitely keep this place in mind during future visits to Massachusetts.

Daniel Cumba

Monday, May 21, 2018
This place might be heaven for basketball lovers. Personally I'm not really interested. Everything here is super clean and it's a really modern looking building. If you have kids into the sport it might be interesting for them. They tend to have really cool activities for young people. There's some great restaurants right in the museum as well.

E Silva

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Was so excited to visit this place with my husband. He’s a huge basketball fan and this place was definitely not what we expect. It has three floors with not much to show for it. The items in the shadow boxes located on the third floor was very poorly displayed. It was dusty, not well placed and there were openings and wires showing. It looked like most items were just thrown in and not cared for. There were very few areas in the museum that you can play/participate in and almost all of them were closed, with the except of two. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to try it out because the two workers that were supposed to be running those attractions were too busy standing across the way chit chatting, so we didn’t even bother. My husband was excited to see what was available for purchase at the gift shop. That also was not what we expected. We were hoping to see more jerseys for sale, especially more of the players that were in the hall of fame. There could of been many more things incorporated into this museum, including better maintenance on all items. Very disappointed and not worth it for basketball fans.

Wai Lo

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Amazing place to go an visit, especially for those of us that are basketball enthusiasts. Fans will have something to talk about at their teams and favorite player(s). I know I had an amazing time just looking at players from my San Antonio Spurs, like "The Iceman" and "The Admiral". Now that I got this, my first visit to the HoF out of the way, I can't wait to return to the ceremony of the next Hall of Fame inductee... Tim Duncan!

Ryan Naylor

Monday, May 28, 2018
What an amazing experience for any fan of the game of basketball. You can get lost in here for over a day just remembering historical moments that bring back memories in your life. My favorite experience was the circle of fame. I love how they broke up the museum into sections for players coaches and media

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