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The Museum That Actually Made Me Interested in Wrestling

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I’ll admit that I wasn’t super excited when I found out that we would be visiting a museum dedicated to wrestling. Now, I’m not talking about WWE style, I’m talking about the type of wrestling that you see in the Olympics or at your local high school. Wrestling was not a big sport in my high school so my two memories connected to wrestling were guys who probably didn’t make the football team sweating on each other, and a guy on the wrestling team wanting to open all the windows in our classroom in the middle of winter to help him make weight.

I went to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma with an open mind and discovered it to be very interesting which pleasantly surprised me and made me regret that I judged the sport unfairly.

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Hoops dreams brought to life at The College Basketball Experience

 

 

Hope Dreams at The College Basketball Experience

If you are a basketball fan, you will definitely want to check out The College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Missouri.

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So what makes this experience so great?

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Because EXPERIENCE is what you will do!

This is not a museum, it’s a place where you experience college basketball through interactive play and exhibits.

The College Basketball Experience is a 41,500 square ft basketball playground on two floors.  I would highly recommend that you dress accordingly for your 1st visit because you will most likely get a little sweaty if you choose to play…..and let’s be honest, it’s WAY more fun to play!

The College Basketball Experience houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Visitors will enjoy a trip down memory lane with sights and sounds of some of their favorite college basketball teams.

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I added this giant Michigan mural for my family members who are die hard Michigan fans.

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This is not a typical museum experience which is why it’s called The Basketball Experience. During your visit, you can focus on specific basketball skills throughout both floors of the building.

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Practice your slam dunk, beat the buzzer, and more.

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You can also learn more about the college players and envision what it would be like to fill their shoes.

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The lower level of The Basketball Experience offers lots of additional play as well.

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You don’t have to be a big basketball fan to enjoy The College Basketball Experience. If you are a big basketball fan, you will never want to leave!

2016 Pricing

*please check website for current pricing before you go.

TICKET PRICES

Youth (4-17 years)
(Please see age policy below) $11

Adults (18 years & older)$14

Seniors (65 & older)   $10*

Kids (3 & under)   Free

Active Military**$10*

*No other discounts can be applied to the already discounted Senior or Military price. (effective Oct. 1, 2015)
**Must be active military personnel and present Active Military ID Card with valid expiration. Discount good for active military ONLY and does not include family members with similar military ID or dependents cards.

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You can find out for about The College Basketball Experience from their website.

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The College Basketball Experience is located at 1401 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO.

 

A special thanks to Visit KC and TMS Family Travel for hosting my visit!

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The most underrated museum in Cincinnati that you need to visit

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