International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota

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#175 of 259 in Museums in New York State
A boxing hotbed for over 100 years, Canastota, New York has a storied boxing history that includes bare-knuckle boxers (1800s), high school boxing teams (1920s - 50s) and two welterweight champions, Carmen Basilio (1955-56, 1956-57) and Billy Backus (1970-71). Basilio also held the middleweight championship (1957-58). The Hall offers exciting exhibits (fist castings, robes, shoes, championship belts, statues, Hall of Fame Wall, and audio/visual stations).

The Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend held the 2nd weekend of June is a four-day festival with events held both on-site and at other locations near the Hall of Fame. Thousands of boxing fans from around the world congregate to mingle with over 40 boxing legends and participate in over twenty events including a golf tournament, banquet, and parade. The highlight is the Official Induction Ceremony welcoming the newest members into the Hall of Fame.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We tried to hit as many Halls of Fame on our trip. This was a quick stop on our way through New York. It is a mile off the highway and easy to get to. The museum is small. The gift shop has the ring f...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    This place was amazing!! It is not the biggest building but the amount of boxing history here is incredible!! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of boxing!! This is a must...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    I love boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. My husband and I came here due to a random road trip we were on in upstate NY. My husband is a casual fan and enjoyed it as much as me. I would like to state ...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Boxing fans will find a plethora of memorabilia from the actual Madison Square Garden ring, to championship belts, robes, hand wraps, and photos galore. Be sure to come for the annual induction of Hall of Fame boxers (June).
  • June 10, 2017
    I came for the 2017 Hall of Fame induction weekend. It was great, especially because my brother in law Steve Farhood was an inductee.
  • June 10, 2017
    A great place ! More than I ever imagined. For the over 40 and above , it's a thrill.
  • April 16, 2017
    It was pretty cool seeing the original boxing ring from Madison square garden. The place was kind of small. The staff was very nice though.
  • July 8, 2017
    This place was fantastic!! They even have the original ring from Madison Square Garden!! A must go!!

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