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“If you love Baseball”

Rickwood Field Park
Ranked #19 of 88 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you love Baseball”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you love Baseball and you love History you need to see this place. One of the oldest baseball fields and the history of who played there is wonderful. It is in a rough part of Bham so be careful.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank allen S
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must see for all baseball fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Oldest professional baseball park in the nation, Rickwood Field in Birmingham is a must see if you are a baseball fan and near Birmingham. This well preserved baseball jewel has quite a history. We were lucky to have Leigh and his wife who are members of the Friends of Rickwood meet us while traveling through Birmingham, they put on quite a tour. To be able to walk through the club house and field where Willie Mays played was a treat. The original outfield walls where made out of cement and over 400 ft. from home. Later newer outfield walls were made to give batters a much better chance to hit one out, the originals still stand. Such a neat place! The movie Cobb was one of many movies filmed at Rickwood. Hats off to the locals for preserving such a historic site! I have been to many major and minor league baseball parks and can tell you this is one of my favorite!

Visited November 2013
Thank Mike S
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you love baseball and history, you'll enjoy this and it's free!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Worth a visit if your into old ballparks. It is mostly unstaffed and it's a self guided tour. I love this kind of stuff, on a sunny day you can just imagine the popcorn and cheers. On a side note the claim to oldest baseball Park in America is held by Centennial Field in Burlington, Vt. (1906).
But as far as oldest continuously played Major League Baseball Park that recognition goes to Fenway Park in Boston, MA opened in 1912. Also well worth the visit but that's another review.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank JoeSchmoe2004
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Birmingham, Alabama
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100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“the oldest baseball park in America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

You like history, you like active history, then you'll love Rickwood Field. Rickwood is the oldest baseball park in America. it is stll an active field with games there year round. It also is used in the movies. "Cobb" and most recently "42" were filmed there. You know how clean ball parks are today -- well you may get a little dirt on you at Rickwood. It's the kinda place that dreams are made.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank DTL0323
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Albertville, Alabama
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“You Must Visit Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

What can you say about America's oldest ballpark that hasn't already been said. If you love baseball (or history, or Alabama history or antiques or museums) then you must visit Rickwood. The Rickwood Classic is the ultimate for a baseball fan, I know of no other wat to say it. If you've never been, make plans to go, if you have been, make plans to come back.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank powers55
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