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Rickwood Field Park

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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
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+1 205-458-8161
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America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is...

America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors can relive the magic of baseball's glory years.

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Fun to see the place

Great history. Self guided tour is a little confusing - arrived in the morning - no others around - unsure where to enter. Finally figured it out and walked around - enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
mplsman2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great history. Self guided tour is a little confusing - arrived in the morning - no others around - unsure where to enter. Finally figured it out and walked around - enjoyed seeing it and learning the history. Hope this place is maintained for future generations!

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Bessemer, Alabama
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome place to see, step back into the days of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson and a plethera of other stars from the past as you walk in the dugouts, stand at home plate and cruise the warning track of the playground that most all of 'em have played...

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Clay, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the free walking tour of America's oldest professional baseball park. Walk the same field that has seen the greats from Ddizzy Dean, and Babe Ruth, to Reggie Jackson and willie mays.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband wanted to stop and do the free self tour. Neat to see an old baseball stadium- reminds me of going to games when I was young. Lots of history and love the old photos. If you love baseball and in the area- stop by!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

And baseball fans! Another one of Birmingham's "hidden gems"! Rickwood is a fascinating place to take tourists who are interested in the early days of the sport of baseball. It feels like you are truly stepping back in time!

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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My husband loves baseball...so whenever we are near a baseball field he hasn't seen, we go. We've been to Birmingham but never stopped at Rickwood Field. We went last week & had a great visit. With over 100 Baseball Hall of Famers having played there it has many old pics, & other things to see. It is a must for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful original ball park. Many stars began their careers they this venue. Was a part of the movie 42 when filmed there. Awesome place.

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Thank Richard S
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101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a baseball fan, Rickwood Field is a must see! The oldest existing baseball stadium in America has seen the likes of Cool Papa Bell, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams. It has also been the setting for several movies, including 42. The 1920's feel of the stadium is like stepping back in time to the golden... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have visited this park so many times since I have been alive I am not sure if I want to tell my age. It has changed a lot over the years but it is still the same in many ways.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was not able to go onto the grounds as there was not an event taking place. I walked around and had a great look at the place. It is so real and so old time baseball that it almost felt like a movie set. If you are a baseball fan and in the area make sure you treat yourself... More 

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