While Major League Baseball action generally heats up after the All-Star break, fans of Missouri’s teams have reason to celebrate before the annual Midsummer Classic.
For four nights in late June, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals face off in the 2016 edition of the I-70 series.
On Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, the defending World Series Champions host the Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium, with games starting at 7:15 p.m. both nights. On June 29 and 30, the Royals visit Busch Stadium in St. Louis, with a 7:15 p.m. start on Wednesday and a 6:15 p.m. start Thursday.
Before the action on the diamond begins, be sure to spend some time exploring Kansas City and St. Louis. Missouri’s largest cities offer a wealth of history and culture, not to mention flat-out fun attractions that turn an evening at the ballpark into a memorable day of fun (or an awesome four-day getaway!).
Stadium tours – Get an inside look at the ballpark when you take a tour of either Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City or Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Note that tour times vary, especially on game day, so be sure to check the available tour slots.
Fun for young fans – LegoLand Discovery Center in Kansas City and City Museum in St. Louis offer hours of fun for kids of all ages. It doesn’t matter if their favorite team wins or loses, they’ll remember these outings for a long time.
Get your souvenirs – Buy a keepsake when you visit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. And take plenty of pictures – both structures offer amazing views of the cities they call home.
Cold beer, here! – Beer and baseball go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense to enjoy a brewery tour before seeing a game. You can’t go wrong with brewery tours at Boulevard in Kansas City and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis (they both offer free samples at the end.)
Root for the home team – Learn a little baseball history when you visit the Royals Hall of Fame at Kauffman Stadium and the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum at Ballpark Village (adjacent to Busch Stadium).
If they don’t win … – Yes, it’s a shame if your favorite team doesn’t win. It won’t take long to change your mood when you visit Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis or the Power and Light District in Kansas City.
These are just some of the experiences waiting for you on game day (and every other day) in Kansas City and St. Louis. Keep exploring VisitMO.com to learn more about both cities and plan your epic Missouri adventure today.