About the Hall
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame opened in June 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. With the 2013 Induction, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will celebrate its 15th Anniversary and add six new members to our prestigious Hall, honoring 133 inductees.
In addition to preserving the history of the game, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is also the perfect location for special events, proms, wedding receptions, corporate meetings, birthday parties, and reunions, to name a few. So whether you are looking for inspiration, education or just plain fun, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is the place to find it!
From Interstate 40 East and West:
Take the Broadway/Hall of Fame Drive Exit, Exit 389. Follow Hall of Fame Drive to the corner of Hill Avenue. Turn left onto Hill Avenue, and turn left into our parking lot. The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is located at 700 Hall of Fame Drive across from James White Fort.
From Alcoa Highway or the Airport:
Take Alcoa Highway North. You will pass UT Hospital on the righthand side. Immediately after passing the hospital, take the exit for Neyland Drive. At the end of the exit ramp, take a left at the light onto Neyland Drive. After the fourth traffic light, take the Hall of Fame Drive exit. At the end of the exit ramp, make a right onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the next light, make a left onto Hill Avenue. Make the first left into our parking lot.
From Seymour/Sevierville Area:
Follow Chapman Highway until it turns into Henley Street. Cross the Henley Street Bridge and as soon as you get to the end of the bridge, take the first right onto Hill Avenue. Go straight through the stop signs and the traffic light at Gay Street. Immediately after you pass the intersection of Hill Avenue and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Drive, make a left into our parking lot.
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World's Largest Basketball
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is home to the world's largest basketball. The Baden Ball measures 30-feet tall and weighs 10 tons.
Ring of Honor
The Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda. These jerseys represent the top high school and college players from each season. Click below to view the list of last season's Ring of Honor Players
In the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, you can test your basketball skills on three different courts, a timed dribbling course, a passing skills area, and a vertical leap challenge.
Hall of Honor
The Hall of Honor is where we formally recognize the individuals who have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Each inductee has helped the game of women's basketball grow, and their achievements are highlighted in this area of the Hall.
Trophies Gift Shop
Browse a wide variety of specialty items from Trophies, the official gift shop of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Trophies offers many items for men, women, and children including t-shirts, hats, basketballs, glassware, games and much more. To purchase items please call
"Mother of Women's Basketball"
Senda Berenson is considered the "Mother of Women's Basketball". She authored and developed the first basketball guide for women. At the Hall, you can listen to Senda as she tells you about the early years of women's basketball.
Hall of Fame
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame offers a unique venue to help make your event one to remember. We host a variety of events at the Hall of Fame including proms, corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, family reunions, weddings, and much more.
The Eastman Statue
As you enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the first thing you see is the Eastman Statue. This 17-foot bronze statue exemplifies our mission to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball.