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Rickwood Field Park

Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 458 8161
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Hoover
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

For the baseball aficionado, Rickwood Field is a must-see. Its not only the oldest baseball stadium in the world, but the museum areas have a nice collection of photos, programs, caps and uniforms, and other memorabilia that make for a nice 30-minutes - and best of all, you can go out on the field and walk/jog/run, and even have a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When I was a kid in the 1950's my Dad took me many times to Rickwood Field to see the Birmingham Barons in the old Southern League. Some of my favorite memories are here. Rickwood is still in great shape. It compares in age and style to Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. If you are a... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On your way, you feel like you must going the wrong way... just in the middle of some forgotten neighborhood, then boom there it is. We parked on a neighborhood street a ways away and walked. Thankfully our car was not tampered with. We went on the day the Barons played in the old timey uniforms etc…There was a live... More 

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Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Going to Rickwood Field is like stepping back in time and it is great for a visit. The park is the oldest operational ballpark in the united states and has a great baseball history. I loved the closeness to the field as we watched the yearly Rickwood Classic Ballgame. Great place to take a step back in time.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

For baseball fans, this is a great stop if you're in Birmingham. The oldest field in the U.S. There is a self-guided tour with some interesting information about the field. Wish we could have seen a game there, but just glad we got to see a part of baseball history!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For baseball fans, this is a must on your list. It was built in 1910, and they still play games here! If you can catch the Rickwood classic that will make it even better! They dress in 20s era clothing! Sitting on the old, uncomfortable benches, having a pole block your view, smelling the popcorn, really is an experience!! But... More 

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Calera, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Attended the Rickwood Classic and enjoyed the feeling if the stadium. Sure there are posts that block the view of the field and you find yourself leaning to see the end of some plays. This is how it was in the old time stadiums. The field and stadium are in great shape and well maintained. Loved how after you walk... More 

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Magee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took a trip to watch the MS Braves play the Birmingham Barron's @ the historic Rickwood Classic. It was just like a game from the 20's. Teams had throwback uniforms, the music, umpires attire. This was an awesome experience!

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Dunwoody, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It looks like it did 80 years ago. It appears that they are trying to renovate it. Has old time ads on the outfield fence. There is a self guided tour and you can walk around the park on your own. Definitely worth a stop.

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Rainbow City, AL
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went for business when invited by one of my husband's clients. Will go back for the fun! The park is right in the middle of city of Birmingham and such a suprise. Have worked here for 30 years and attended the games in Hoover, but had not been since it moved to Railroad park. Great job Birmingham. Easy parking close,... More 

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