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Location: 525 Route 15 Highway
(Montgomery Pike) South
Summer hours: Monday-Sunday 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact information: www.littleleague.org or call
FIELD OF DREAMS MOVIE SITE
“Go the distance” and visit the site of classic baseball flm, Field
Of Dreams. The movie, which premiered on April 21, 1989, was
flmed on the site of the Lansing Family Farm during 14 weeks
in the summer of 1988 with production complete in August of
that year. A cult following has ensued with more than 1.5 million
baseball fans making the pilgrimage to a tourist destination that
has become a place where all who visit have the opportunity
to set the stage for their own individual experience. There are
as many different reasons people come to this diamond in the
rough as there are people. Check the website for lodging and
other area attractions.
Location: 28995 Lansing Rd., Dyersville, IA
Summer hours: Open daily, call for hours
Contact information: www.fodmoviesite.com or call
BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM
See how and where the “Bambino” learned the game of baseball
and how he got his start. In 1895 Baltimore’s harbor area was
a rough place. George Herman Ruth, the son of a German
saloonkeeper, was born in this tiny row house on Emory Street.
See the upstairs bedroom where the Babe was born. Artifacts
on display include a catcher’s mitt, jersey, and hymnal book
used by Babe while attending St. Mary’s Industrial School
in Baltimore. There are also classic photos, jerseys and other
“Sultan of Swat” memorabilia on display. The museum and
birthplace are near Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore
Location: 216 Emory St., Baltimore, MD
Summer hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact information: http://baber uthmuseum.org/
or call (410) 727-1539
TED WILLIAMS MUSEUM &
HITTER'S HALL OF FAME
Located at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, the
Ted Williams Museum & Hitter’s Hall of Fame is a shrine to
arguably the greatest slugger in baseball history. There are many
exhibits honoring the former Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer
in addition to other past and present
stars. One of the newest
features in the museum honors
members of MLB’s Triple
Crown winners. Mickey
Mantle, Miguel Cabrera, and
Ted Williams are highlighted
in this feature case within the
museum. Come check out
authentic memorabilia from
these three and other greats who
are members of Major League
Baseball’s Triple Crown winners.
Location: 1 Tropicana Dr.,
St. Petersburg, FL
Summer hours: Open two
hours before all Rays home
games through the 6th
Contact information: www.
call (727) 825-3137
TY COBB MUSEUM
The mission of the Ty Cobb Museum is to foster education and
understanding to the broadest possible audience of the greatest
baseball hitter of all time, Tyrus Raymond Cobb, the legendary
Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer. Collecting, preserving, exhibiting,
and interpreting artifacts related to Cobb for local, regional,
and national audiences do this. The museum provides art and
memorabilia, flm, video, books and historical archives allowing
the legendary “Georgia Peach” to live on.
Location: 461 Cook St., Royston, GA
Summer hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed July 4
and Labor Day.
Contact information: www.tycobbmuseum.org or
call (706) 245-1825
COOPERSTOWN HEROES OF BASEBALL
Visitors to the Baseball Hall of Fame should drop by to see
realistic, life-sized wax fgures of many of the players who
made the game great, such as Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Lou
Gehrig, Honus Wagner and even Pete Rose, all in authentic
displays. Also watch Abbott and Costello performing “Who’s on
First,” Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe ready for a night on
the town, as well as Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna in
the new “A League of Their Own” display.
Location: 99 Main St., Cooperstown, NY
Summer hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Contact information: http://baseballwaxmuseum.
com/ or call (607) 547-1273
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