Spend the Day at Eau Claire Express Baseball in Eau Claire, WI

Located in the northwest part of the state, Eau Claire, WI is the home of the Eau Claire Express Baseball team.

Eau Claire Express
Carson Park Dr
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715)839-7788
www.eauclaireexpress.com

The Eau Claire Express is a collegiate summer baseball team in the Northwoods League that plays from early June until mid-August. They debuted in 2005. The players are all amateur athletes who have attended college for at least one year and who are still eligible to play college baseball. Located on an island surrounded by Half Moon Lake, Carson Park is in the center of Eau Claire, and has been the home to numerous baseball teams. The first game was played on May 4, 1937. From 1946 until 1962 the stadium was the home of the Eau Claire Braves, a professional baseball team. Their star rookie in 1952 would later go on to break Babe Ruth's home run record. His name was Hank Aaron. There is a bronze statue of him in the park. Other major league players who played in Eau Claire include Joe Torre and Wes Covington. Take advantage of the "Best Seat in the House" program, which offers a private deck on the right field line with barbecue and beer included in the ticket price. When the last pitch has been thrown, you can head back to your Eau Claire bed and breakfast.

Chippewa Valley Museum
Carson Park Dr
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715) 834-7871
www.cvmuseum.com

Also in Carson Park, the Chippewa Valley Museum has several exhibits, including one on the Ojibwe Indians who have lived in Wisconsin for over 300 years. Displays of photographs and documents chronicle the history of the fur trade to the current tourism in bustling casinos. There is a diorama depicting life in the forests when the Ojibwe first arrived, as well as artifacts and clothing. There are several historic buildings which have been relocated to the grounds of the museum, including the Anderson House, a log cabin built in the 1860s and Sunnyview School, a one-room schoolhouse erected in 1882. The museum store features books on the history of the region and reproductions of old greeting cards and postcards. The museum is open every day from Memorial Day until Labor day, with reduced hours the rest of the year. Call for details.

Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire
Nelson Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715)723-9999
www.festfun.com

10 minutes to the north of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls hosts a Renaissance Faire every May and June. See costumed royalty, knights, wenches and dancers. Watch knights on horseback jousting. Entertainment is provided on seven stages. There are minstrels, comedians, fire eaters and magicians performing. Artisans sell jewelry, leather and metal goods, and clothing. There are costume contests for kids and adults with many prize categories. And of course there's lots of medieval style food and drink, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. Call for directions and times. After a fun filled day, you and everyone in your family will be ready to go back to your peaceful Eau Claire inn.