A Stadium Tour through Busch Stadium (St. Louis)

St. Louis Busch Stadium Tour

20 USD (incl. museum)


3.5/5 Pros

  • Beautiful ballpark
  • Museum included in admission Cons

  • Guides not too enthusiastic
  • Locker room missing
  • Group too large

It’s already more than a year ago since I visited St. Louis on my Pittsburgh Penguins trip in March 2022. On the eighth day of my trip, I had a lot of time before watching a match at Enterprise Center. What would be a visit of St. Louis without going to their ball park? St. Louis is a baseball city and so I had to do a tour of Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Here is my review.


Busch Stadium – Location & Admission

The ballpark is located right in the heart of the city. You can easily drop your car somewhere in city center and walk there and visit other key sights like the Gateway Arch. The Metro St. Louis is serving the station Stadium right in front of Busch Stadium, it is served by both lines, the blue and the red one. At a non-event day, parking can be easily found around the area

There are two tours. I opted for the Classic Tour, which includes a visit to the Cardinals Museum as well (separate posting). Typically, there are a few time slots at which you can join the tour. Adult admission is 20 USD. You need to have the MLB Ballpark App to display the ticket, which is rather bothering as a foreign visitor, especially if you are not that much into baseball.


Busch Stadium – The Visit

We started our tour at getting into the ballpark and getting some general information. From the very beginning, the group felt too large to me – and that was sometimes really bothering. The information given was nice – but I missed the catch. Other US stadium tours just did better in that. The views of the lovely stadium being embedded into the city are awesome, of course.

Passing the historic scoreboard, we made it into the UMB Champions Club, one of the business club facilities of the venue. It was definitely interesting to see the facilities, especially as they hosted a couple of trophies reflecting the success of the franchise. The tour headed on through some other clubs and lounge. Especially in these parts, the large size of the party was bothering, you simply lost visual and sound contact to the guides too often.

The Dugout

A visit at a baseball stadium would not be complete without visiting the dugout (or the players’ bench, if you don’t speak the language of baseball). Of course, this is a good experience and the highlight for many visitors, Again, I struggled with the group size as well as the communication of the guides. I still liked that part of the tour, which roughly took the one hour it was announced to last.


Busch Stadium – Service

Of course, you can have a souvenir picture taken, which you can buy at the Cardinals Store at the end of the tour. The range of items in there is just in line with what you expect of an MLB team.


Busch Stadium – My View

You miss the locker room? The tour skipped it. That’s to me the most interesting part of a stadium visit. While I was able to get in there at PNC Park, but had to leave my mobile and cameras outside, we did not get that view on the Busch Stadium. Overall, the guides did not feel fully passionate about the tour. Thus, this tour also does not make you want to buy a ticket for the Cardinals right thereafter. I you loved the team before, you will love that tour, though, definitely.


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