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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  • We visited The Baseball Hall of Fame last summer. Although the town is in need of updating, the Hall of Fame is awesome. It looked newly refurbished. If you get there in the afternoon, you can get in ...  more »
  • The Hall was an epic trip for a baseball fan. Service was great and the exhibit was a great experience..  more »
  • This is a must see for anyone who likes baseball or even just wants to gain an appreciation. I grew up 2 hours from here and have went multiple times through the years. If you ever have a chance it is...  more »
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  • I don't like sports, let alone baseball in particular. However, I had a free ticket and spent the time and found that overall it was a very well done museum. Uses a lot of different media types to show early to modern baseball. My favorite was the 'Art of Baseball' exhibit.
  • I love the baseball hall of fame. I could come here every year and kill an entire day each time. They really love the sport here and it shows. Every exhibit and piece is done so thoughtfully. They do a great job designing the overall theme and atmosphere. And you learn so much about the history of baseball, the legacy of the players, and even the history of the country. It's just an awesome place to be and a national treasure.
  • Amazing set up and curation of baseball history. Not being a baseball fan I was wary of the price of admission. I soon forgot that cost due to the shear amount of artifacts and information presented. Very clean and well managed. Great staff and very friendly.
  • As a baseball fan since the age of 4, this was exactly what I was hoping for - a fairly complete tour of the game's history, from its earliest beginnings to the PED era, with unique memorabilia and a few A/V experiences. Expect to spend at least three hours if you're a fan (if you're not, the price of an adult ticket is awfully hefty to watch someone else being interested by things).
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame is the centerpiece of a Cooperstown tourism mecca. The Hall has done a great job mixing historical pieces with modern technology in many of the exhibits but still has the old feel of baseball nostalgia as you walk through and experience baseball history.