The first recorded baseball game took place on June 19, 1846 and is now recognized as America’s favorite pastime. Join us on our Milwaukee baseball adventure to Cleveland to enjoy three different games, along with some wonderful stops from learning about baseball heritage in Cleveland to visiting The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
- Reserved seating for 2 Major League games and 1 Minor League game
- Visit the Baseball Heritage Museum
- Experience the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Tour the famous filming location of “A Christmas Story”
DAY 1—“MAN THIS IS BASEBALL. YOU GOTTA STOP THINKING, JUST HAVE FUN.” - THE SANDLOT
This morning we hit the road from our office in Elm Grove, WI to “The Forest City” of Cleveland, OH. While watching our Hometown Baseball Team take on Cleveland will be a highlight, we have plenty of delightful stops along the way! In Mill Creek, Illinois we’ll learn about endangered Lipizzaner horses and watch a training session to see these majestic animals in action. With less than 12,000 Lipizzaner horses worldwide, our time in Mill Creek will help us understand their amazing athleticism and history. After a group lunch together, we head to South Bend, Indiana. Tonight, we will take in a Minor League Class A baseball game between the South Bend Cubs (the 2022 Midwest League Champions!) and the Fort Wayne Tincaps. L, D
DAY 2—“YOU WANNA HAVE A CATCH?” - FIELD OF DREAMS
Founded in 1842 by Reverend Edward Sorin, we start the morning with a tour of the University of Notre Dame – one of the top universities in the United States. From the Golden Dome to the Grotto, we will meet with a private guide to take a 1.5 mile walking historical tour of the gorgeous campus of The University of Notre Dame. For lunch, we head to Middlebury, IN to enjoy a family Amish-style lunch at Das Dutchman Essenhaus restaurant. This iconic local gem was founded in 1971 by Bob & Sue Miller and is hailed as the largest restaurant in Indiana. Then we hit the road for our remaining travels to Cleveland! Upon arrival, we’ll check into the Hotel Indigo in downtown before gathering together for dinner. B, L, D
DAY 3—“IF MY UNIFORM DOESN’T GET DIRTY, I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING IN THE BASEBALL GAME.” – RICKEY HENDERSON
No visit to The Rock and Roll Capital of World would be complete without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Rock Hall plays host to ever-evolving and changing exhibits including Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and many more. We’ll enjoy time to explore the museum before lunch on your own at West Side Market, Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating market since 1912. Relish in the 100+ vendors with free time to peruse the shops. Tonight, head to Progressive Field to take in our second baseball game of the tour and our first Milwaukee vs Cleveland game with All-Inclusive Club Seats. You’ll have access to a Club Lounge right behind your seats with all food and non-alcoholic beverages included! B, D
DAY 4—“NEVER ALLOW THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT KEEP YOU FROM PLAYING THE GAME.” – BABE RUTH
After breakfast, we head over to League Park, the original home to the Cleveland Spiders and later the Cleveland Indians. The first pitch at League Park was on May 1, 1891 against the Cincinnati Reds and was thrown by future Baseball Hall of Famer, Denton True “Cy” Young. We will learn the history of League Park and even take in the Baseball Heritage Museum, which is located in the former ticket house. Then you’re in for a real treat! What does a festive leg lamp, a Red Ryder BB Gun, and Bunny Costume all have in common? They’re all iconic scenes from the movie “A Christmas Story”, which we’ll enjoy up-close during our tour of Ralphie’s home and the true filming location. The rest of our afternoon will be spent back at the ballpark to take in our third and final baseball game at Progressive Park! You’ll enjoy “dining dollars” with your ticket for lunch, snacks or even souvenirs at the ballpark! After the game, we gather together for a farewell dinner and reminisce about our time cheering on our home team. B, L, D
DAY 5—“CLOSE DOESN’T COUNT IN BASEBALL. CLOSE ONLY COUNTS IN HORSESHOES AND GRENADES.” – FRANK ROBINSON
Today we drive back home to Milwaukee with great baseball memories and new friends. B, L
Night 1: Aloft, South Bend, IN
Nights 2-4: Hotel Indigo, Cleveland, OH
Jun 22-26, 2023
Price Per Person:
Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service
Group will be departing the Country Travel Discoveries office in Elm Grove, WI at 8:30am on Thursday, June 22nd.
Group is scheduled to return to the Country Travel Discoveries office in Elm Grove, WI at 8:00pm on Monday, June 26th.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Country Travel Discoveries offers complimentary parking at the office in Elm Grove, WI.
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
June– high of 77°, low of 63°
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, and a coffee maker. The Aloft Hotel in South Bend features an indoor pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi. The Hotel Indigo in Cleveland features a fitness center, restaurant on site, and is conveniently located only two blocks from Progressive Field.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
Dress on tour is casual.
Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.