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Footrace between our first (Washington), third (Jefferson), 16th (Lincoln), and 26th (Roosevelt) leaders, or at least some very animated likenesses at Nationals Park.
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With baseball season in full swing, there’s no doubt that fans of all 30 major league teams will be heading to the ballyard to touch base with their favorite club at some point this summer. Along with monitoring the standings and watching to make sure that the ump got that call right, fans headed to the game will find fun attractions to amuse them while at the park. Here are just a few of our favorites.


Washington Nationals (Nationals Park)
Nationals Park, just down the road from the home of America’s 44th commander in chief, boasts a footrace between our first (Washington), third (Jefferson), 16th (Lincoln), and 26th (Roosevelt) leaders, or at least some very animated likenesses. Taking place in the middle of the fourth inning of every game, the race is followed by a free photo op for fans who want their picture taken with a prez.

Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park)
Can’t decide whether to wait out that pitching change on the carousel or on the Ferris wheel? No need, as Comerica Park offers both attractions for fans who want a little extra amusement with their nine innings. Ride on an ornately painted tiger or in a giant baseball, depending on which ride you choose. Rides are $2 per person, with kids 14 and younger riding free on Sundays.

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Touch Tank at Tropicana Field
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Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field)
While the team’s current name and logo are meant to symbolize the kind of rays everyone’s trying to catch on the beach, the team’s Touch Tank, located behind center field, features the underwater kind in homage to the team’s original incarnation as the Devil Rays. Operated via a joint partnership between the Rays and the Florida Aquarium, the 10,000-gallon, 35-foot tank allows fans to touch Cownose rays for free and buy food to feed them, with the proceeds going to local charities. (Not to mention that any Rays home run hit into the tank also raises money for charity!)

Minnesota Twins (Target Field)
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Target Field
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We haven’t even been to a game at Target Field yet, but the Twins’ new home excites us, well, because it’s the Twins’ new home! Having experienced baseball in the cavernous Metrodome for nearly 30 years, Twins players and fans now enjoy the game as we think it was meant to be savored — outdoors! The only new park to open this year, Target Field has finally given the Twins a home to call their own, as they had to share the Metrodome with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.