There are many great places to catch a baseball game in Missouri. Likewise, the Show-Me State is home to great brewery tours. Add the two together for one great day.
Boulevard Brewing has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in the Midwest; 45-minute tours of the brewery are available Wednesday-Sunday. Samples are available for those ages 21 and older.
2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-474-7095
Hours: Facility hours are Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Tours offered various times Wednesday-Sunday
Kauffman Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals. The stadium boasts one of the largest high-definition video-board in the major leagues. Tours offered may include the dugout, press box, interview room, Crown Club, the visitor's locker room (subject to availability) and other interesting behind-the-scenes locations. Tour times vary.
1 Royal Way, Kansas City MO 64129, 816-504-4222
Hours: Tickets: online, 24 hours
Watch the American League's Kansas City Royals play ball at Kauffman Stadium, noted for its 322-foot-wide water spectacular in the outfield, and one of the largest high-definition video boards in Major League Baseball.
1 Royal Way, Kansas City MO 64141, 800-676-9257
Hours: Ticket offices: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tickets available online 24 hours
Mother's Brewing Company in Springfield has brewery tours at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. every Saturday. Learn about the brewing process and how all the brewing equipment works.
215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield MO 65806, 417-862-0423
Hours: Tours: Sat., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Tasting Room: Wed.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Springfield Cardinals are the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are one of eight teams in the Texas League. Home games are played at Hammons Field. The Hammons Field gates open one hour prior to game time.
955 East Trafficway, Springfield MO 65802, 417-863-0395
Hours: Ticket office: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy the award-winning, hand-crafted beer, which is brewed in-house. The restaurant offers an extensive menu, and live music is a nightly happening. Tours of the brewery are offered.
305 S. Market St., Springfield MO 65807, 417-832-8277
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sun., noon-midnight
Hour-long guided tours provide an in-depth look at Busch Stadium; home to the St. Louis Cardinals. Group rates available for 25 or more. Tour tickets can be purchased at the Gate 3 ticket window on Eighth Street. Tickets are only available on the day the tour is offered.
700 Clark Ave., St. Louis MO 63102, 314-345-9565
Hours: April-September: Tours begin, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.; October-March: Tours begin, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Come visit the home of Budweiser. Your free tour takes you through the brewing process; the Budweiser Clydesdale Stable; Lager Cellar; Brew House; the Bevo Packaging Facility; and the gift shop. Sample our products in the Hospitality Room (must be 21 or older).
1127 Pestalozzi St., St. Louis MO 63118, 314-577-2626
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
See the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals in action at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The stadium, which opened in 2006, offers a view of the St. Louis skyline, including the iconic Gateway Arch.
700 Clark Ave., St. Louis MO 63102, 314-345-9000
Hours: Ticket offices: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tickets available online 24 hours
Schlafly Bottleworks is a unique restaurant; it also serves as Schlafly's main production brewery. Free, guided tours are given, Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. The tour concludes with free samples (must be 21 or older) of several styles of fresh Schlafly beer. There's also small collection of beer memorabilia for guests to view.
7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood MO 63143, 314-241-2337
Hours: Mon.-Tue., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight