I went in 2008 when Art Monk and Darrell Green were inducted. It was a last minute trip so not well organized. All of the hotels in Canton were booked so we ended up staying in downtown Cleveland and then driving the 45 minutes/1 hour to and from Canton. So, book your hotel early. Also, I didn't end up getting in to the HOF because the line was too long, too many damn Redskins fans. We went to the induction ceremony, I don't recall if we bought our tickets in advance. It was a cool environment though and I hope to get back at some point so I can actually tour the HOF.