Things to Do

Explore the Texas Basketball Museum Online or in Person

By  | 

We hate spam too, we'll never share your email address

 

 

The Texas Hill Country has many hidden gems we are thrilled to share with our readers. One perfect example is located in Carmine, which is located on Highway 290, halfway between Austin and Houston. A true labor of love, the 1,400 square feet Texas Basketball Museum is located at 107 Augsburg Ave. It’s run by Founder and Curator Bob Springer, who lives three blocks away with his wife of 53 years, Karen. Best of all, remote visits are also possible, since the website features a gallery, as well as two video tours! Experience the Texas connection to this beloved national pastime.

Explore the Texas Basketball Museum Online or in Person

Photo: envato elements

For over ten years, this museum has highlighted great moments in the sport of basketball, as well as people, teams, and seasons. This spot contains a Hall of Fame room, trophies of true b-ball legends, famous autographs, cases packed with exhibits, as well as information about Texas’s annual Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball award. A lifetime in the making, this carefully-crafted museum will surely get you excited about the sport. If containment is impossible, there is even a small court outside to shoot a few hoops.

Explore the Texas Basketball Museum Online or in Person

Photo: envato elements

Make an appointment any time to visit by calling 713-898-7667. Bob Springer is happy to open up and tell some stories to go alongside the photos and pennants. Springer is a former publisher of Texas Basketball magazine, and he definitely has a few tales to tell! An additional resource, available on the website for the museum, is a records collection of Texas high school basketball greats and legends. If you remember the days of basketball that involved high socks and short shorts, this place will bring back a lot of memories! If you don’t know who Pistol Pete is or that there is more to Chuck Taylor than shoes, then you really need to visit the Texas Basketball Museum!