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The National Baseball Hall of Fame
and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is one of America's great cultural
Whenever visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in
Cooperstown, N.Y., the stay always goes into "extra innings" given the
tremendously informative and entertaining presentations of America's
For those that make the pilgrimage, they know the special feeling of
reliving the history of our greatest game in one of America's most
beautiful and genuine communities, Cooperstown. Residing proudly on
Cooperstown's Main Street in a stately large, three-story brick
building with a newly-renovated, inviting outside entrance, the Hall of
Fame's mission is to "relive the history of the National Pastime,
through artifacts from historic records, to the plaques of the game's
greatest players in the Hall of Fame Gallery," according to its
Those promotional words become reality-based and ultimately
three-dimensional when entering into baseball's most sacred building.
The memorable and historical Hall of Fame Gallery -- where one can read
plaques recognizing all the great players inducted into this
illustrious museum -- is worth the price of admission alone. There is
something unifying about the Hall as it seems like the faces on the
plaques have come to life, embracing each others' accomplishments. It
is a place to recognize the game's greatness and go back to childhood
by reading the stats of your favorite players, wondering where, for
adults, the time has gone from trading cards to trading stocks. The
kids seem to love the mix of memorabilia and hands-on, interactive
exhibits that further create a connection to a game that they already
Growing up in the Boston area, I still remember the glorious 1972 trip
to Cooperstown. Visiting the Hall, looking at every nook and cranny of
the building -- and coming back home with the biggest smile on my face
and stories to tell my neighborhood friends -- was a real
travel/baseball highlight in my childhood. On a deeply personal level,
that Hall of Fame visit, and ensuing ones, have been just as mighty as
the game itself!
That there are two more floors above is pure heaven for baseball fans,
including "all-time leader" stat boards to stare at all day long, team
histories brought to life in superb board presentations, and the
hilarious movie clip of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First."
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also has a fabulous gift
shop, wonderful library and an appealing park area, perfect for a short
stroll or yet another perspective on the stunning nearby Otsego Lake.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-see for the
baseball fan or anyone with an interest in history. It is, simply, one
of life's great joys.
Log onto the National Baseball
Hall of Fame and Museum for full information on this amazing travel attractions, including the annual late July Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
25 Main Street , Cooperstown, NY , Tel. (888) 425-5633
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