Officially dedicated in 1973 by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball, Oklahoma City's National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum is an educational tribute to the long history of the sport and its players, an attraction among the top museums in OKC. The 18,000 plus square foot facility, also housing the headquarters of the ASA, looks at the many facets of the game and features memorabilia, photos, videos and more, honoring softball legends and Olympic teams. The complex also includes ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, the nation's top softball venue and host to a number of the sport's biggest events.
The ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum complex is located in Oklahoma City's Adventure District, an area on the northeast side of the city that also includes the nearby OKC Zoo and several other attractions. It is on N.E. 50th, just west of I-35 and east of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
Admission & Hours of Operation
Operating hours for the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Note that the facility is closed on weekends from October through April. For more information or to inquire about guided tours, call (405) 424-5266.
Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
Exhibits & More
According to the Amateur Softball Association of America, the National Softball Hall of Fame currently includes fewer than 400 inductees, making it "among the most difficult sports halls in the nation in which to gain membership." Museum galleries explore those great athletes and their accomplishments. There are cases with memorabilia, displays highlighting NCAA events and awards, videos of Olympic play and exhibits on the more than 100-year history of the sport.
The first floor of the museum also includes a gift shop with t-shirts, jackets and much more.
Events at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
In a complex that includes numerous amenities and four softball fields, the nearby ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is considered the premier softball venue in the nation. It draws thousands and thousands of visitors to Oklahoma City each year by hosting some of the sport's top games. Here are some of the major events featured:
- NCAA College World Series
- Big 12 Women's Softball Championship
- World Cup of Softball
- American Challenge Series
- ASA GOLD National Championship
- Hooters Championship Series
Nearby Hotels & Lodging
Are you coming to Oklahoma City for an event at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium or to visit the National Softball Hall of Fame? Consider some of the best hotels in OKC. And if you want to stay very close to the ASA Hall of Fame complex, here are a couple of options:
- SureStay Plus by Best Western Broadway
- Approximately 2 miles
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Less than 4 miles