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Wondering where the Basketball Hall of Fame exhibit is? In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, my husband and I cover the city in Massachusetts that has the Basketball Hall of Fame and why it is there. We discuss our visit since the Basketball Hall of Fame is open to the public. Yay! We also discuss nearby restaurants and points of interest you can add to your bucket list.

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Today’s Everyday Bucket List Guest

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It’s me, the host blabbing on my show. Karen Cordaway of KarenCordaway.com

As a busy working parent, Karen Cordaway spent years struggling to find free time for herself. That is until she figured out how to reclaim her schedule and infuse more exciting hobbies and bucket list experiences into everyday life.

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What You’ll Learn About Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Where the Basketball Hall of Fame Exhibit is
  • Why the Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • What you can see while there such as the Kobe Bryant Exhibit, interactive experiences, movies, jerseys and more
  • Where you can eat and other things to do in Springfield, Massachussetts

Hotel Near Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA

The Basketball Hall of Fame is a must-see for any sports fan! It’s not surprising that there are plenty of hotels in close proximity to this museum.

We stayed at a the Holiday Inn Express. It was economical, close to the casino and restaurants. Plus, there was free parking and they offered complimentary breakfast.

We brought our car and were able to easily drive to the Basketball Hall of Fame. If you want to stay super close, the Hilton Garden Inn is right next to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Restaurants Near The Basketball Hall of Fame

The restaurants near the Basketball Hall of Fame are a great place to grab some food and enjoy an evening with friends or family. There are a variety of places to eat such as some chain restaurants like Pizzeria UNO or Plan B Burger.

Max’s Tavern is another option that is attached to The Basketball Hall of Fame. According to the website, it offers “innovative menu features contemporary American cuisine, classic chophouse fare, craft cocktails, and more.”

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You can also check out Wahlburger’s or The Red Rose restaurant that are right next to each other near the casino. There are variety of places to choose from so there’s something for everyone!

Answers to Basic Questions about the Basketball Hall of Fame

Though we answer some of these questions on the show, you can take a peek at what most people typically want to know.

What city in Massachusetts has the Basketball Hall of Fame?

Springfield, Massachussetts is where the Basketball Hall of Fame is located. I probably gave that away in the title.

Where is the Basketball Hall of Fame Exhibit?

If you’re looking for the Basketball Hall of Fame location, you can find it at 1000 Hall of Fame Ave. in Springfield, Massachusetts and it has been around since 1985. The inductees include some really talented people who have had a major impact on the game.

Why is the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts?

According to Britannica.com, the Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Massachussetts because a man by the name of  James Naismith invented the game of basketball in there in 1891.

Is the Basketball Hall of Fame open to the public?

The Basketball Hall of Fame is open to the public. While it may be closed on Mondays and holidays, it is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Be sure to check the website for the most up to date information.

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They accept the public with open arms and an elevator ride to the top.

Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony

People can attend the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony by purchasing a ticket package. For those looking to have an unforgettable moment with some great basketball players and enjoy themselves at any level, this is your chance! Witness a mind-blowing event that you’ll never forget.

If you’re not able to attend in person, according to SportingNews.com, the induction ceremony is also shown on NBA TV. If you’re hoping to stream the event, look into FuboTV.

Alphabetical List of Those Chosen for the Basketball Hall of Fame

If you search “Basketball Hall of Fame list alphabetical” or a variation of those words, you can look in advance in advance to see if a certain player certain player is honored there.

The list includes many famous people who have dedicated their life to this game and are considered among its best players ever like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, etc.
Though you may favor certain players over others, I’m sure you’ll looking forward see them all! There is also a list that in order of when people got inducted here.

NBA Hall of Fame Requirements

The NBA Hall of Fame is a prestigious organization that only the best basketball players in history can join. Players have to be retired for at least four years and can be nominated going into their fifth year. They have to meet other criteria that is handled by committees.

Other Things to Do in Springfield, MA

Conclusion for Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA

If you’ve never visited, the Basketball Hall of Fame is a must-see. There are so many cool exhibits and activities to enjoy there! You can also shoot hoops with your friends, take photos in front of famous basketball player cut-outs or just explore all that this incredible museum has to offer. When was the last time you went?

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