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Rickwood Field Park

1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 458 8161
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Ranked #10 of 44 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Sports Complexes, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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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Birmingham, AL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 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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26 reviews 26 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Scottsboro, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Rickwood is one of the oldest fields still played on. There is a lot of history on this field. Each time we play here it adds another great memory of baseball fun, family time, and friendships being made. For the last tow years we have been able to participate in the :Play at the Plate tournaments. Our team was a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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.

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