See the world's largest basketball at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. ((courtesy, Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation))

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is a 32,000-square-foot exhibit dedicated to the greatest female hoops players of all time. Opened in 1999, the hall includes the world's largest basketball, which measures 30 feet tall, weighs ten tons, and sits on top of a glass staircase molded in the shape of a basketball net. More than 110 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including players, coaches, announcers, and executives. Top exhibits include the State Farm Tip-Off Theater, which features a 17-minute video highlighting the great female players, coaches, and teams of all time. In the Modern Locker Room Exhibit, visitors can hear audio footage of great coaches such as Geno Auriemma of Connecticut, Brenda Frese of Maryland, Pat Summitt of Tennessee, and Sherri Coale of Oklahoma. Also included in the hall are hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, from an original 1901 rulebook to the jersey worn by Georgeann Wells of West Virginia University when she became the first female player to dunk in a college game. The Hall of Fame also has basketball courts—with baskets of different heights—that are open for practice throughout the day.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
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  • Its mission is to honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future of women's basketball. The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame does just that with exhibits that are inspiring, educational, and fun. It's also home to the world's largest basketball--30 feet high and weighing in at 10 tons. Who doesn't want to see that?
  • Many of the exhibits are interactive. In fact, bring your basketball shoes because down on the courts kids can shoot baskets at three levels and test their skills dribbling, passing, and leaping. In the Vertical Leap Challenge kids find out how they measure up against some of the sport's greats.
  • The Hall is open seven days a week in summer, closed Mondays from Labor Day through April 30. There' are special prices for children, plus ages five and younger are free.

700 Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (865) 633-9000
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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