HoF Tour Drops in Davenport
On the week where America's birthday gets celebrated, its national pastime brought a pretty cool piece of its history to town.
The Baseball Hall of Fame Tour is in Davenport this week, and it brings some memoirs from Cooperstown, New York, right to the backdrop of Modern Woodmen Park.
The tour will make its stop until Sunday, and conveniently so, the Quad-Cities River Bandits are at home through the end of the first full week of July as well.
The tour opens every day at 10 a.m. right outside of the River Bandits' ballpark.
There are six galleries for fans to walk through once fans get through the gates. There's no real specific order to it, but each gallery has a specific, unique feature to it that all fans can enjoy.
The first gallery to the left of the entrance is colored red, and that booth hosts the virtual reality experience. For those who have never experienced a virtual reality experience, it's eye-opening to how actually real it is. It's like you're there.
The blue-colored booth has a touch-screen-enabled video board where fans can watch short documentaries on certain events that have impacted baseball, including 9/11.
Some of the artifacts brought from New York to Davenport include the ball that Babe Ruth hit for his 714th career home run to the jersey David Freese wore when he hit a walk-off homer in the 2011 World Series.
There is also a souvenir stand for fans to purchase t-shirts and other memorabilia.
Other cities that will host the tour are Milwaukee, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Las Vegas this summer.