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“Excellent Family Entertainment!”

Hickory Crawdads / L.P. Frans Stadium
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Inexpensive, American baseball! They offer coupons & family/meal deals. Very family oriented. They have fireworks after many of the weekend games - Excellent Fireworks! Inexpensive enough to go for half the game & stay for the firworks if you have little ones that couldn't make it for the whole game.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Always a good time. Look for coupons in the local magazines, etc. They offer family specials which include meals.

Thank ginabuchanan
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I love minor league baseball because of it's complete lack of pretension. In addition to being more family-friendly (i.e. - affordable), the whole aspect of a small-scale stadium nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is just pure Americana.

My daughter and I were in town to visit and tour a local university, and had an evening to kill. For $8.00, we had some of the best seats in the house (the very front row behind the right-handed batter's box), and my 17-year old (non-baseball loving) daughter was kept interested through the game by the between-inning entertainment, which included kids' baserunning contests, trivia, and other fun activities which tied the evening together. She also was intrigued by the fact that a majority of the players were barely older than she was and were already out in the world living on their own and earning their living playing baseball. Granted, a minor league baseball salary isn't exactly earning a GREAT living to you or me, but through the eyes of the young bird preparing to leave the nest...

Finally (and this is important for the adults), it was also a "Thirsty Thursday", which meant one dollar Pepsi's (for her) and one dollar beers (for me!), another phenomenon which doesn't exist outside the minor league ball park.

Hand the car keys to the teenager and have a good time!!!

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Reviewed April 12, 2016
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