The home of the Texas Rangers professional baseball team is one of the finest ballparks in the country. The graceful, redbrick-and-granite 50,000-seat stadium was designed (by the architect David Schwarz, a favorite in Fort Worth) to echo classic American baseball parks. The flat, painted billboards in the outfield with retro graphics and the absence of glaring neon lend a yesteryear feel to the park. It's a terrific place to see a game, even for folks (like me) who aren't huge baseball fans.
Even if you can't see a Rangers game (Apr-Sept), you can take a 50-minute tour of the park, which visits the dugout, press box, clubhouse, batting cages, and owner's suite, and visit the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum. The museum traces the history of baseball in this country, with uniforms and artifacts on loan from Cooperstown, the Hall of Fame Museum. See Joe DiMaggio's glove; the jerseys of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and Walter Johnson; and cool antique baseball cards. Upstairs is a neat little Learning Center of hands-on baseball exhibits for Little Leaguers.
- © Frommer's 2013
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