Big Fun in Missouri's Baseball Towns

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Find great spots to play before the games begin
Author: Stephen Foutes
Baseball is big in Missouri, especially our Major League Baseball towns, Kansas City and St. Louis.

As summer winds down and the stretch run to the playoffs begins, action on the diamond really heats up.

Before the games begin, spend time exploring Kansas City and St. Louis, which offer a wealth of history and culture, not to mention flat-out fun attractions that turn an evening at the ballpark into a memorable day of fun (or an awesome weekend getaway!).

Stadium tours – Get an inside look at the ballpark when you take a tour of either Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City or Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Note that tour times vary, especially on game day, so be sure to check the available tour slots.

Fun for young fans – LegoLand Discovery Center in Kansas City and City Museum in St. Louis offer hours of fun for kids of all ages. It doesn’t matter if their favorite team wins or loses, they’ll remember these outings for a long time.

Get your souvenirs – Buy a keepsake when you visit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. And take plenty of pictures – both structures offer amazing views of the cities they call home.

Cold beer, here! – Beer and baseball go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense to enjoy a brewery tour before seeing a game. You can’t go wrong with brewery tours at Boulevard in Kansas City and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis (they both offer free samples at the end).

Root for the home team – Learn a little baseball history when you visit the Royals Hall of Fame at Kauffman Stadium and the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum at Ballpark Village (adjacent to Busch Stadium).

If they don’t win … – Yes, it’s a shame if your favorite team doesn’t win. It won’t take long to change your mood when you visit Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis or the Power and Light District in Kansas City.

Just roll with it – You favorite team is bound to lose every now and then. Maybe your luck will turn around with a visit to Argosy in Kansas City or Lumiere Place in St. Louis. Like many Show-Me State casinos, they offer live music, lodging and dining.

More baseball fun is waiting in Springfield, home of the Class AA Springfield Cardinals; O’Fallon, where the River City Rascals play ball; and Joplin, The Blasters’ home town.

And don't miss baseball (and other sports) history at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield; the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City is also a fascinating stop for any baseball fan.

These are just some of the experiences waiting for you on game day (and every other day) in Missouri. Keep exploring VisitMO.com to learn more about both cities and plan your epic Missouri adventure today.



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