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Rickwood Field Park

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Address: 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204-4502
Phone Number: +1 205-458-8161
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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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For history buffs.....

And baseball fans! Another one of Birmingham's "hidden gems"! Rickwood is a fascinating place to take tourists who are interested in the early days of the sport of baseball. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And baseball fans! Another one of Birmingham's "hidden gems"! Rickwood is a fascinating place to take tourists who are interested in the early days of the sport of baseball. It feels like you are truly stepping back in time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves baseball...so whenever we are near a baseball field he hasn't seen, we go. We've been to Birmingham but never stopped at Rickwood Field. We went last week & had a great visit. With over 100 Baseball Hall of Famers having played there it has many old pics, & other things to see. It is a must for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful original ball park. Many stars began their careers they this venue. Was a part of the movie 42 when filmed there. Awesome place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are a baseball fan, Rickwood Field is a must see! The oldest existing baseball stadium in America has seen the likes of Cool Papa Bell, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, and Ted Williams. It has also been the setting for several movies, including 42. The 1920's feel of the stadium is like stepping back in time to the golden... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I have visited this park so many times since I have been alive I am not sure if I want to tell my age. It has changed a lot over the years but it is still the same in many ways.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was not able to go onto the grounds as there was not an event taking place. I walked around and had a great look at the place. It is so real and so old time baseball that it almost felt like a movie set. If you are a baseball fan and in the area make sure you treat yourself... More 

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Pelham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Rickwood Classic was in played on June 1, 2016. The Birmingham Barons play at Rickwood Field yearly for the annual Rickwood Classic, where they play in the "old school" uniforms and everything. It was a step back in time, and Rickwood Field has been preserved marvelously. The turnout was fantastic. I look forward to the Rickwood Classic again next year!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Visited the park for the Rickwood Classic, and was in awe of the memorabilia around the stadium and the opportunity to meet players from the Negro League.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I went to the Annual Rickwood Classic, throwback ballgame. The experience was soooo much fun! I can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

How it used to be is how it is at the Rickwood. I rolled up on a Saturday expecting just to view the exterior and hopefully catch a glimpse inside but when I arrived a fine gentleman had opened the park for a private tour and agreed to sit around for a few minutes while I darted around like a... More 

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