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“Very nice ballpark not far from the government buildings in DC” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nationals Park

Nationals Park
Ranked #42 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very nice ballpark not far from the government buildings in DC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2009

The Nationals Park Stadium in DC was very nice. The big scoreboard in right will remind baseball fans of the large scoreboard seen in Citizens Bank Ballpark up in Philadelphia. The left field stands were like those found in the Jake now known as Progressive field in Cleveland. There were many great views throughout the ball park and seats are reasonably priced.
Hot dogs are very good and there is a nice souvenir or team shop in the back of the center field area near the wall listing all the Hall of Famers in the pro sports history of Washington, DC. Also a nice statue of the baseball great Josh Gibson as well.
The only complaints were there were no gas stations near the stadium that we could find and it was frustrating finding parking, if you make a wrong turn, you could end up going across the Anacostia river bridge and having to turn around, kind of frusrating when all you want to do is see a ball game.
Still, I would recommend visiting here, esp if you have kids and they have a race around the back warning track of large headed presidents, thinks Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T Roosevelt, kind of like the races you would see of the sausage characters at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

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Rochester, New York
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“Great place to see a game!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2009

This ball park is beautiful!!! Theres alot of room to walk around, so it's not crowded. It has many options of things to do, for both adults and children, before and during the game. I loved the many different types of food stands. It wasnt just hot dogs, hamburgers and pretzels. The mascots are a little creepy, but they are entertaining, and make their way throughout the stadium as much as they can.
Most importantly, since the Nationals are such a pitiful baseball team, theres a GREAT chance that you will get to see your team get a win!!!
I have no complaints about this park, except maybe the parking (was more expensve that NYC!!!). LETS GO METS!!!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice ballpark, Red Porch and some food choices disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2009

Got to the ballpark early to eat with several teens as my guests. Stopped in at the Red Porch, where we have been before. Ordered a beer from the bar - warm and bitter draft beer. Bartender having all kinds of problems with foam. After I took a sip and asked for a refund, had to wait for a manager to approve. Painful.

Food is standard, no vegitarian choices for my daughter, veggie burger or bean burrito not only not available at Red Porch but, after roaming the entire lower level, not available anywhere. Crab cakes appeared to be the only alternative. These could better be called "filler cakes". An insult to crabs everywhere!

Basic bar food served lukewarm at the Red Porch - we won't eat there again.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nationals Park is awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2009

No doubt about it, Nationals Park is a great facility to watch a game in, very modern and clean, with lots of great food choices as well as excellent entertainment. With the Navy Yard station on the Metro Green Line only half a block away, that is definitely your best bet for getting to the stadium, and they do a great job dealing with the crowds. All in all an excellent new tourist attraction for DC to add to the ones they already have!

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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun, Food, and Accessible by Metro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2008

This was one of our favorite activities in DC. We found great seats 1 hour before the game. Although crowded on the way back home, you are 1 block from the stadium when you get off of the Metro. There is no way to get lost. My spouse and I found this was a great place to try some of the famous food places since they have vendors at the ballfield (like 5 Guys and Ben's Chilli Bowl). Fabulous concept! We split up and each ordered something to share. That way we did not go all over town to find these places (you do pay more but you save on time and travel $). The entertainment between innings was great! The jumbotron is huge! Nats won so that was a bonus! The seats are very close to the field so watch out for those foul balls and have a great time. I wanted to hit the video arcade (Guitar Hero) but found it closed after the game so don't wait if you want to play.

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