As I’ve mentioned before here on Wandering Off, my husband is possibly the most dedicated Cubs fan on the planet. He’s seen the team play at Wrigley Field more times than he can count, watches the games on TV when he can, and listens on the radio when the games aren’t televised. He’s seen them play at venues across the country, including their rivals’ house (Busch Stadium).
But one thing he hadn’t done until recently was take a tour of Wrigley Field. This isn’t just a sports venue…in a way, it’s a shrine to the sport of baseball. Wrigley is the second oldest ballpark in the United States, so really it’s a piece of history.
The tour lasts about 90 minutes and tickets are $25. To me, this is a very reasonable price considering the quality of the guided tour. How many people can say they’ve sat in the Cubs dugout or stood on the field? It’s a pretty cool experience if you’re a baseball fan.
The tour included the dugout and field as well as a walk over to the beloved bleachers, a tour of the press box, the indoor batting cage, and a look at the old organ that has helped entertain fans for many years.
Tips for taking a tour of Wrigley:
–Bring sunscreen. You’ll be sitting on the bleachers and walking through sunny parts of the ballpark, so be prepared.
–Try to visit on a non-game day. Although tours are offered on game days, they might have to restrict some parts of the tour due to pre-game preparations.
–Eat lunch near the ballpark after the tour. There are lots of great, unique eateries just a short walk from Wrigley.
–Cameras are allowed on the tour, so don’t forget to take lots of photos.
Note: Verify information before you go. Tours aren’t identical each day. All opinions are my own.
Updated: For more pictures from the Wrigley Tour, click here.