Great American Ball Park

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100 Joe Nuxhall Way

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Sports Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.6scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

If the Great American Ball Park seems a pretty lofty title for a stadium, you should know that it is home to the country's oldest professional baseball team — the Cincinnati Reds. And that's where the stadium gets its exalted name. But the Major League Baseball team didn't even start playing at the Great American Ball Park until 2003; since the 1880s, the team has played at seven different stadiums. The team's name has even changed over the course of time: from the "Red Stockings" to the "Reds" to the "Redlegs" and then back to the "Reds."

Today, visitors enjoy the Great American Ball Park for its fun-loving atmosphere and for the great views from nearly every seat. (However, some visitors do mention that the seats are rather narrow.) One TripAdvisor user visited the park with her four kids and was delighted with the availability and cleanliness of its restrooms. She added: "It's nice that you can bring a cooler and snacks and water. It helps a lot for the cost for us. … The view of the river is awesome!"

Game times vary and tickets range in price. If you won't be able to catch a game, you still might want to take a tour of the ballpark, which includes a walk through the dugout, the press box and more. A general admission tour costs $17, which also covers entry to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. In the fall and winter, tours run on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In the spring and summer, they run more frequently.

You'll find the ballpark along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. For more information on tours, game times and ticket prices, visit the Reds' website.

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On a nice, sunny day, Eden Park lives up to its paradisiacal name. Located in the trendy Mount Adams neighborhood, the park encompasses 186 acres of green space and tree groves complete with walking paths. There are also a couple of lakes, a magnolia garden and several scenic overlooks.

One TripAdvisor user was blown away by Eden Park's setting, saying it has "beautiful views of the city — especially at night time." However, some travelers say that the park is a little hard to find. To get there from downtown, drive north on Gilbert Avenue until you reach Eden Park Drive. You can also just call a taxi. For more information, visit the Cincinnati Parks website.

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