12.5 miles from Mariemont Inn is Great American Ball Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. There is a lot to see and experience at the ballpark, with much of it relating to the Reds and Cincinnati’s rich history and traditions. This includes the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, the Riverfront Club, and the Toyota Tundra Home Run Deck.
Another prominent feature of the Great American Ball Park are the two power stacks in right-center field, a recollection of the steamboats that used to roam the Ohio River until the early 20th century. The power stacks emit flames and send off fireworks in response to the Reds home runs and victories.
A 50’ x 20’ carving called The Spirit of Baseball stands near the main entrance. The carving is of a young baseball player who gazes up at the professional players with Cincinnati’s most iconic landmarks in the background.
When visiting the Great American Ball Park, don’t miss out on the Rose Garden, a symbol to Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4,192nd hit. The garden is in the approximate location where Pete Rose’s ball landed and is visible from the Hall of Fame stairwell that displays the number of balls that Pete Rose hit.