Midwest Living Review
Home of Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park is bright, clean and entertaining -- and that's without a baseball game! If Disney had a ballpark, it would probably be modeled after the Tiger-decorated Comerica Park. Anchored by a 30-tiger carousel, a baseball-theme Ferris wheel and batting cages for young ones, the park has plenty to amuse without a single strike. The entrance to the 10-year-old park features huge iron gates more fitting of Buckingham palace than a baseball stadium, and with -- what else -- big, roaring tigers flanking a huge orange D. History buffs will appreciate the Hall of Fame exhibit that follows the Tigers' history through a variety of displays. Monument Park, a collection of life-size statues commemorating famous Tigers, captures the likes of Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg in motion. A huge food court, VIP seating and several different dining spots ensure that every visitor finds something to his or her liking. Because Little Caesars impresario Mike Illitch owns the Tigers, there's naturally a nod to pizza, but Detroit favorites like Coney dogs are represented, too. For those who do want to see the game, there are no bad seats -- even after climbing and climbing and climbing to the top (we always forget there are elevators). On a sunny day, be careful. Most seats lack shade,, and the green wooden seats can be warm, indeed. Water, a hat and loads of sunscreen are a necessity. Set in the middle of downtown, the park sets off fireworks on Friday and Saturday -- a perfect send-off after kids get to run the bases and have their picture taken under the scoreboard. The Tigers aren't the best team, but their fans probably have the most fun at their games. Tickets from $5; parking from $10. Guests are allowed to enter two hours prior to the game, too.