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Things to Do at Minute Maid Park

Things to Do at Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park is a popular tourist destination in Houston. So naturally, there are plenty of things to do at Minute Maid Park. 

Sometimes though, it’s not always easy to decide what to do. We did all the hard work for you and have compiled a list of things to do during your time at Minute Maid Park. 

What should I do at Minute Maid Park?

Catch a Classic Baseball Game

Leave the exotic hairdos for the hair salon and throw on a baseball cap because watching the local Houston Astros play is a must during baseball season. 

Even if you’re not a fan of baseball, the electric atmosphere at Minute Maid Park will have you cheering along for the team. 

Indulge Your Inner Foodie

Leave the nutritionist side of you at home, and don’t be afraid to try some of the delicious food that can be found at Minute Maid Park. 

While they have classic nachos, cotton candy, hamburgers, and hotdogs, their Texas BBQ provides an alternative option to the traditional game-day favorites. 

If you’re a lemonade fan, make sure to try their Minute Maid Lemonade–from what we hear, it’s a classic. 

Selfie Time

You don’t need to be an excellent photographer to take a selfie with Houston Astros’ team mascot, Orbit. Taking a selfie with Orbit is not just for kids, so adults join in on the fun too!

There’s also an Astros mural behind the stadium’s center field – a must-see. 

History Tour Anyone

Families visiting Minute Maid Park or anyone who loves to learn should take the stadium’s guided tour. The guided tour covers the history of the Astros baseball team as well as the origins of Minute Maid Park. 

Plus, only people who take the tour get behind-the-scenes access to private areas in the stadium.

The Home Run Train

You might want to visit your optometrist to make sure your eyes are in top shape. Why? Because you want to keep an eye out for the home run train!

While it is a replica of a 19-century locomotive, it is functioning, and a real conductor is sitting in the front seat. Depending on the baseball score, the conductor moves across the center field, and the train horn echoes across the stadium. 

It’s a sight for all to see, baseball fan or not. 

Home Run Porch

Minute Maid Park also offers free souvenirs, that is, if you can catch the home runs from left-field. If not, they have an old-fashioned gas pump that contains tally marks of every home run hit at Minute Maid Park since 2000. 

The great pump also makes for a great photo op. 

7th Inning 

During the 7th inning, the song Deep In The Heart Of Texas plays throughout the stadium. Many fans sing along to the crowd’s favorite song. 

Sure, the sound quality isn’t like being in a recording studio, but whether you’re a fan or not, you might just find yourself singing along with the crowd. 

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