Play Ball!!

“To travel is to live.” -Hans Christian Anderson

As I have said, one of my favorite past times is baseball. I love listening to the crowd, smelling the different ballpark smells, and hearing the crack of a wooden bat as it hits the ball.  While I love major league baseball, and go to games when I get the chance, my favorite team is the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately, they are too far from home for me to go regularly. So the next best thing? My husband and I travel to minor league parks, from Single A to Triple A, to catch a game and check out the local area.

One of my favorite parks to date is the home of the Montgomery Biscuits, Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. Riverwalk Stadium is a beautiful field that is a converted century old train shed, and while many of the major and minor league fields are in converted existing buildings, Montgomery is believed to be one of the nicest.

Inside the park, you can get your normal array of ballpark food along with Dreamland BBQ, specialty burgers, and biscuits. Yes, I said biscuits. Of course biscuits! They are, after all, the Montgomery Biscuits. You can get biscuits and gravy, chicken biscuits and even strawberry shortcake biscuits. The last time we went, my favorite thing at concessions was a pulled pork topped hot dog on a pretzel bun. They hit that one out of the park!

Speaking of out of the park, Riverwalk Stadium is in a beautiful area of Montgomery that is a must see! We stayed at Hampton Inn and Suites, less than two blocks from the park, which was a very nice walk to and from the stadium. The hotel was nice, clean and the staff was very pleasant, although I do advise requesting a room away from the elevators if you would like a good nights sleep. Before we left town we walked down to the river front and to Overlook Park, around the train station, and had lunch at Dreamland BBQ. The Dreamland in Montgomery is so-so, but if you are traveling, go ahead and take the short trip to Tuscaloosa for the original or even Birmingham, as they are both better than the Montgomery location.

While you are in Montgomery, don’t forget to go by the Alabama State Capital, the First White House of the Confederacy, and Old Alabama Town for a bit of history. You won’t regret it!

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