1. Reds Hall of Fame Museum
Right next to Great American Ball Park, is the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum contains ton of Reds memorabilia including autographed baseballs, signed cards, jersey designs, bronze statues of iconic Reds players like Joe Morgan, Ernie Lombardi, and much more. Stop by the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to learn more about Cincinnati’s rich baseball history.
2. Power Stacks
In right center field are two smokestacks resembling those of 18th and 19th-century steamboats. The stacks are a tribute to Cincinnati’s past and flash lights, emit flames, and launch fireworks to celebrate Reds home runs and wins. Don’t miss the Power Stacks light up when the Reds hit a homer at GABP.
3. Great American Ball Park Tour
The tours of Great American Ball Park cost $20 and offer free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum making them a great value.
4. Crosley Terrace
Outside of Great American Ball Park are several statues of Reds legends playing ball where Crosley Field once stood. The sculptures are a great way to show off the Reds past and a must-see for anyone attending a game at GABP. Stop by and snap a picture with the statues before entering the stadium.
5. Opening Day Parade
Baseball fans everywhere love Opening Day, but nobody puts on a celebration for the start of baseball quite like the city of Cincinnati. The Reds Opening Day Parade starts at Findlay Market and then makes its way down Race Street to 5th Street before finishing at Taft Theater. If you’re lucky enough to attend Opening Day in Cincinnati, make sure to attend the Reds Opening Day Parade.
6. Big Red Machine Mural
Among the many murals and photo displays at GABP is a mural honoring the Reds legendary Big Red Machine. The Big Red Machine dominated the 70s winning four NL titles and two World Series. Check out the mural to remember all of your favorite Reds from that era including Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.
Every Reds fan knows if they want to be considered an ultimate fan, then they have to go to RedsFest. The annual event gives fans the chance to meet fellow fans and get autographs from their favorite past and present Reds players. RedsFest is the ultimate Reds fan experience and a something every Reds fan should experience at least once!
8. $1 Concessions
The $1 concessions are a great deal for Reds fans! Especially for those who want to enjoy the thrill of the game without having buy overpriced game food. The only downside is that the lines can be quite long, so if you’re looking to grab some of these cheap concessions make sure to arrive early.
9. Sun/Moon Deck
It’s common for Reds fans to say that out of all the seats in Great American Ball Park, there isn’t a bad one in the house. Even the cheapest seat give you an amazing view of the game! However, while it is true that there are no bad seats in the Great American Ball Park, there has to be the best one… right? And one the best place to take in a Reds game is the Sun/Moon deck! The seats on the deck are fantastic, not only do they give you a great view of the game, but they also give you an incredible view of the city of Cincinnati and allow you to catch a breeze from the Ohio River!
10. Kids Area
Located down the first baseline, the kids’ area at GABP is the perfect place to take restless kids during the game. The kids’ area is home to a playground and a whiffle ball field giving kids plenty of ways to work out their excess energy.