National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

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4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
A center for the study of the history of American baseball, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is often called Cooperstown. The museum was founded by a hotel owner, Stephen Carlton Clark, who wanted to attract tourists to the city after the Great Depression. Today the attraction is a hub of education about American history in sports and culture. Before you head to Cooperstown, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cooperstown trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Cooperstown has to offer, including National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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  • What can I say that hasn't already been said. If your a baseball fan this is the holy grail. There is something for everyone and for every team. Plan on a couple of hours. It goes by fast. 
  • I finally got to see the baseball hall of fame. It was everything that i imagined it would be and more. The interactive displays were wonderful. 3 floors of history. The exhibits are so much more than...  read more »
  • Lots of information and if you really want to take your time and read, allow about three hours. You can walk through and read highlights in about half that time, but the entry fee is a little high so ...  read more »
  • Could've easily come back 2 or 3 days in a row...that's how much there is to see and learn here. We headed in after breakfast. Came back after lunch. While we saw everything, we went at a pretty fast pace and didn't read every card, every sign. History of baseball is so interesting and the interactive trivia made it fun. The shop is pretty awesome too and cheaper for many things than stores in town. Park down at the $10 all day lot and walk. Or stay at a motel or B and B down the street. Hubby has already started planning our next visit! Would be cool to look up stats on any player but little thing given Internet is an easy way to look it up.
  • Great selection of things to see covering the history of baseball and its precursors. Room layout of some sections is problematic with dead-ends forcing incoming and outgoing folk into a people traffic jam. While there is ample parking, the street meters are for 2 hours, and you'll likely want more than 2 hours to experience all this place has to offer.
  • I love this place... I have been there and I will go back. They are electing GOOD players now and only THE BEST should be enshrined. There are a lot of players that don't belong in there, like Biggio, Mazeroski, Blyleven, Rice and others. Please stop that trend now. The Hall is for the `creme de la creme`!
  • Not being from the US, nor being a massive fan of baseball, but we were driving past and had to stop. I still really enjoyed it and do did my young daughters. It was fun seeing the hall of fame plaques and it was great to see the history of the game, from the individual teams and star players to the ladies game. The world series collection of rings, that was lovely! There's quite a lot to see and it can fill the hours away. They don't have their own parking though and during the summer, it's a busy little town with limited, metered parking so that took quite a while to square away.
  • Just a dream come true. I became a baseball fan in 1973 when Mike Schmidt just started out with the Philadelphia Phillies, and got to see him inducted into the HOF in 1995, with the great Richie "Whitey" Ashburn. What a truly exciting never to be forgotten experience. I returned a few years later on a tour. So exciting to witness a sea of red and white, the team colors, as far as the eye could see. My one disappointment was that I wrote some poems about baseball which I sent to the HOF and received a letter saying they would be stored in the library, but was never able to find them. Great experience, every baseball fan should go at least once in their life.
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