National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown

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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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TripAdvisor
  • We spent close to 3 hours at the Hall of Fame. The layout and presentation allows the exhibits to be interesting, fun and educational. Although not rabid baseball fans are interested was captured from...  more »
  • Visited for the day and had quite a bit to do. The place had a steady flow of small baseball teams. The display on Hank Aaron was eye opening. Wish they had food available.  more »
  • The Museum is a wonderful experience for baseball aficionados as well as casual fans of the game. Not only is there the Hall of Fame for,the baseball greats, but the Museum is designed as a walk throu...  more »
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  • Checked off one of my bucket list items - was a terrific day to spend at the museum and the town itself is nice to walk through. There are plenty of amenities in the area. I parked in one of the remote lots with my 24' RV and walked to the location, although, there is a free trolley available as well. Loved taking time to read through much of the history and listening in to the reps who talked about the inductees.
  • Any serious baseball fan knows this is essentially a must at some point in their life. Totally worth the reputation as the people who work here love baseball as much as anybody could. I especially love how the hall documents so much of the diversity of the game and how it has evolved through history. If you're planning a trip I recommend preparing by watching Ken Burns baseball documentary series of you haven't already.
  • Beautiful, great place to take the family to, but a bit on the expensive side. For larger families, it can be very expensive to come visit. I've been there twice, I don't plan going again, because I've seen it. If it was cheaper than it could be a few times a year place to visit. Overall a great place, friendly staff, lots to see and do. 👍👍
  • Although the bathroom was clean the bedroom was not vacuumed the beds were made properly, there was dust on the TV and the table holding the TV. The breakfast area was lacking yogurt in the refrigerator, and they didn't keep up with the trash can overflowing. From the lower parking lot in the front of the building there are no steps leading down back to the parking lot you have to walk around the entire Island. The staff was accommodating when necessary and asked to help. The scaffolding next to our room in the stairwell was not well lit and you would have to know where you were going we were going to get out of there in case of a fire.
  • We had a fantastic time and we will be back. We would have liked to see one area in the museum where there was a continuous chronological history of the great game of baseball. Thanks. Go Nats!