With another Bengals season behind us, and Opening Day still weeks away, it's easy to get the wintertime Cincinnati-sports blues. There is, however, a surefire way to chase those woes away...
Go to the place where the Reds are always World Champions: the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
Located just outside Great American Ball Park (right along the first base line), the Reds Hall of Fame is one of the Queen City's greatest "hiding-in-plain-sight" gems. Despite the museum's affordable admission prices, frequent special events, and awe-inspiring collection of everything Reds, I (like many of my fellow citizens) had never taken the time to visit.
Don't make the same mistake. The Reds HOF is a serious "Cincinnati must-do" in the making.
There's a little something for everyone:
- Diehard baseball lover? The rotating exhibits -- such as the current "Kings of the Queen City" and the upcoming "Bobbleheads: The Exhibit" -- will keep each visit fresh and interesting.
- Not a baseball fanatic? Not a problem. The Cincinnati history woven throughout the facility, along with the multiple hands-on exhibits -- pitching bullpen, anyone? -- will make for a fun trip for anyone.
- Want to see every single Tony Perez baseball card? They've got 'em.
- How about a giant Reds World Series dog collar for Marge Schott's Saint Bernard? They've got that too.
If it's important (or just plain intriguing) and relates to the Reds, you'll find it at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
Of course, the highlight of the Hall of Fame is, well... the actual hall of fame. (That and the World Series trophies, of course.) By the time you walk out the door, you'll be beaming with pride for our dear Redlegs. Maybe that's why they thought it'd be a good idea to have the museum exit into the Pro Shop. Good luck not buying at least a little something to show your pride.
So! If you're looking for an inexpensive (but extremely effective) way to re-light your fire for Cincinnati sports, grab $10 and head over to the holy grail of Queen City baseball, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
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Want to learn more? Visit the Reds HOF's website.