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“HEARTBREAK HOTEL” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fenway Park

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway / Kenmore)
617 267 1700
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Ranked #4 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been the Boston Red Sox home field since 1912. The most distinctive feature of this classic baseball park is the 37-foot-tall left field wall, known as the "Green Monster."
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“HEARTBREAK HOTEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wonderful fun unless Sox have a season like they did in 2012. Even the charms of Fenway couldnt bring me to it!

Out of towners who love baseball, it's a must see.

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“Fenway Park (Shrine, perhaps, but lousy ballpark)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Ok. I may be prejudiced, not considering American League baseball the "true" game.

Fenway is one of two old legacy ballparks still in use. People love old things. Like Grandpa, and a place he used to go to watch the Red Sox lose.

Going to a game at Fenway Park, is for the most part, a lousy experience. First, driving there is godawful. There is very little parking, and if you do use one of the neighborhood lots, you'll be blocked in because they put cars in the rows! You're staying for all nine innings, like it or not. And paying dearly for the privilege. If you must go, park in some other part of town and take the T.

Getting in is an expensive proposition. Because they can only squeeze 30K or thereabouts into this bandbox, they have to charge through the nose. I think the Red Sox are the most expensive ticket in baseball as a result. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

You'll walk in, and try to navigate through crowds and concession lines that choke the corridors under the stands. You might see fistfights break out, particularly after the locals get beered up. Beer is expensive, speaking of the golden beverage, but not much worse than the rip off prices being charged elsewhere. Getting rid of the beer isn't fun either. The restrooms are few, cramped, filthy, stinky, with leaky pipes. I'll get no more graphic than that, but I could.

Walking out, you'll see the beautiful field. And its all that. And the classic artifacts of Fenway: The Green Monster, The Pesky Pole, etc. Then you'll sit your butt down in one of those narrow seats, that were designed in 1918 to accomodate 1918 butts. There is not a lot of leg room either. Your knees will be bumping into someone's neck all game if you're not careful.

Sight lines vary from excellent to horrid. All ballparks have some excellent seats, and Fenway is no exception. But there are obstructed view seats galore, thanks to the poles supporting the grandstand. Obstructed view seats, I believe, cost just as much as unobstructed ones, so caveat emptor.

For the sake of Red Sox fans (and I'm not one), I hope they can figure out how to build a new ballpark. The fans (bless their hearts) are loyal, love and support the team. They should be able to sit in comfort in a modern ballpark....even if it has to be in the 'burbs like the Patriots. I've seen Fenway, and baseball fans should if they get the chance, but this place really should be torn down.

Visited August 2012
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“Fenway!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

As good as it gets! Great historic park with sights and sounds of true Bahston! Fabulous park that should be on everyone's bucket list!

Visited October 2012
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Yonkers, New York, United States
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“Great Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My fiancee and I visited Fenway on a quick getaway to Boston. Definitely worth it! The tour guide was super knowledgeable, and the history of the stadium is simply fascinating (even to a non-baseball fan like myself). The new museum at the end of the tour is really cool too - lots of bats, equipment and trophies from eras past. Everyone should visit & take the tour for sure.

Visited October 2012
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Galesburg, Illinois
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“Go on the tour, even if you don't like baseball”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Fenway Park is an American classic. The tours (available through their website and ticket window) are extremely affordable and worth every penny. You will learn about the history of the stadium and its players as you tour the stadium, V.I.P. area, and Green Monster. If you are unable to go to a game, this is a fantastic way to get the Red Sox experience. The stadium is easily accessible by the Green Line of the T.

Visited August 2012
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