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Rickwood Field Park

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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-4502
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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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Great history lesson

Walking into Rickwood Field literally takes you back a 100 years. The concession area is fun, the seating is how it was when baseball was young. The outfield advertising is made... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
Robert R
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Helena, Alabama
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Helena, Alabama
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Walking into Rickwood Field literally takes you back a 100 years. The concession area is fun, the seating is how it was when baseball was young. The outfield advertising is made up of some original advertisers. The overall experience is well worth a visit to see this living museum.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Rickwood Field is an incredibly old baseball stadium. You will feel like you step back in time. Every May the Birmingham Barons play one of their games there, usually with a theme, and it's a great time to go.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We drove by Rickwood Park to see the oldest baseball park in America that is still standing. They still actually play some games there. It really was a blast from the past and is worth driving out there to see it. I would love to see a game there sometime as I believe they use the old uniforms. The advertisements... More 

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Bessemer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Rickwood has been a great "experience" for me since I was a kid and my parents took me to see the Barons play. The team has made two great moves since the late eighties, but there's just something so special about seeing that one game they play there every year.

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GRAND ISLAND
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1,016 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

what a lovely old ballpark, nicely maintained, too, if only they could get a few more games played here... stood in centerfield, swore I heard Oscar Charlton telling me to move over, he'd get it...

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Vestavia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Rickwood Field is the oldest continuously operated ballpark in America and has been home to some of Baseball's greatest.

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Thank Cotts-KK
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233 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I am in mid 59's and had never taken the time to visit. Shame on me!! As you walk around the nostalgia flows. I have been to Wrigley and got the same feeling. Opening in 1908 it is hard to imagine all the great players who have past through. It was first minor league stadium to play night game! The... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My husband and I went to the 20th Annual Rickwood Classic this year. It is America's oldest ballpark and the Barons were wearing replica uniforms honoring the 1948 team. Darryl Strawberry was on hand to throw out the first pitch and sign autographs. A jazz band entertained us during the game. It was a great day to go out to... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Looking at the list of famous Major League Baseball as well as historic players who played at this field brought back memories of seeing many of them in the ballgames of my youth. What a wonderful history ball field. A must see for sports fans.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Excellent historic park, the oldest in the country. Small, self-guided tour allows you see the grounds and a wall of old photos of some of the greats who played here early in their career. A neighborhood organization maintains this beautiful park and I'm surprised it doesn't attract more visitors.

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