Our first Chaser trip planned for July. 

St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Kansas City.  Six stadiums in six days.  All traveling done by car leaving Dallas July 19th.  Has anyone taken this journey?  Any words or wisdom?  We are interested in doing all the stadium tours but don't want to waste money.  Any suggestions for taking the tours or not? 

 

Any input would be greatly appreciated :)

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Comment by Gary Herman on April 17, 2014 at 10:15am

Angelia, That's awesome. It's a lot of driving in a short period of time but I'm sure you're aware of it. I've done plenty of those kinds over the years. With being said, I've done Chicago & Milwaukee numerous times. As for the other three, I flew to the Twin Cities then I drove through the corn fields of Iowa to St. Louis then Kansas City & back to Minneapolis over a four day weekend on July 15-18, 2010. The best place to be is in the car because of the potential heat but since you're from the state of Texas you know how to handle it LOL. You're in for a great time in the Midwest & the Heartland. Contact me via e-mail & we'll figure out a royal game plan that will minimize your cost & maximize your enjoyment while you get away from the Lone Star State. Yours truly, Gary Herman     

Comment by Robert Young on April 8, 2014 at 9:02am

I said and felt the same way about stadium tours until I went to Camden Yard.....but if you're sure? hahaha

Comment by Julie on April 7, 2014 at 5:02pm
This is totally a personal opinion, but I'm not too big on spending time on stadium tours....WITH THE EXCEPTION!!!...of a place like Wrigley. If you are truly a "fan" of a particular team that would probably be an exception too. Although...I will say, it is fun to run the bases! Do that somewhere sometime if you haven't already.
Comment by Kathy on March 26, 2014 at 9:29am

You said it!!  It is getting to be that time, less than 3 months, for my granddaughter and I to travel 5,500 miles,see 8 games and enjoy some of what Yellowstone has to offer. 

I am so glad I found this site, you guys are great with your knowledge and enthusiasm for the game and the cities.

Thanks

Comment by Michael J. Torson on March 23, 2014 at 8:46am

I'd say do the one in St. Louis.  They are also offering a deal I saw online where you can bundle the Cardinals stadium tour with the new Cardinals Hall Of Fame Museum.  If I had to pick one though, that museum is looking like it'll be really nice.

Comment by Eric Kabakoff (34) on March 21, 2014 at 9:34pm
I agree that the Wrigley Tour on a non-game day is well worth it. And in KC, try to hit the Negro Leagues Museum if time permits. The place is terrific.
Comment by Ernie on March 19, 2014 at 3:55pm
I would do tours, I went last year on a 18 game/16 day trip and wish I would've done the tours. Like William said though, the hard part is the time that it takes, when I did my trip, my friends were saying how nice of a vacation I went on.. It's definitely no vacation, you're on the go.. but for chasers like us, it's all worth it!!
Comment by John (18 current MLB/11 old MLB) on March 17, 2014 at 12:48pm

The Wrigley Field tour is definitely worthwhile if you can do it on a non-game day.  

On game days, the tour does NOT include the clubhouses, dugouts or press box but costs the same amount - $25. 

Keep in mind that if you have seats in the grandstand (the Cubs call this the "Seating Bowl") for the game, you will not be allowed access to the bleachers and vice versa.  The tour visits both areas so if you are hellbent on taking the tour, this is about all the extra access you will get!

Have fun and enjoy Chicago!  If you have any specific Chicago questions, let me know.

Comment by Robert Young on March 15, 2014 at 7:33pm

hi Angelia, 

we did Baltimore, Boston, Yankees and Cubs one week and I echo what William Varela says about the tours are definitely worth it. they usually cost about $10. I do wish we had taken some time to be in each city for three days.

Comment by WILLIAM VARELA (17) on March 14, 2014 at 9:59pm
Hi Angelia , just keep in mind that plannining a tour and actually being on the tour are 2 completley different things , time,time,time .I see you are taking in 6 ballparks in 6 days, Thats tough! , but can be done. It's gonna be tiring that's garanteed , I hope you will have more than one driver because that's gonna be alot of driving. I'm from New Jersey. Flew to Minneapolis , then drove to Chicago (5 TO 6 HRS DRIVE) stayed in Chicago 3 days ( CHI TOWN IS GREAT IN THE SUMMER TIME), drove up to Milwalkee ( 2 HRS FROM CHICAGO THEN WENT BACK TO CHI TOWN THAT NIGHT) , then drove to ST LOUIS (5 HOURS) . Even though I was tired it was worth every moment being with my son. Stadium Tours are not a waste of time as long as you have the time to do it. Tours are better when there is no game that day,You see more. Tour times are between 10am to 3pm with the ball game being at 7 pm. You should take in 4 ball parks each year because I think the whole idea on being in these different citys is to take in a little piece of fun of that city your visiting, so more time will needed. My son and I have 15 ballparks done and this year we are going back to chicago for the 3rd time to see 2 cubs games (wrigley field turns 100 years old this year), 1 white sox game . and 1 game in kansas city. ( CAN'T WAIT) . O yea stay at budget concious hotels within 20 miles of the city your visiting , it will be cheaper. Hope this is some help, and happy trails. Baseball is a simple complex game, and a complex simple game. ENJOY AND KEEP SMILING :)

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