Wrigley Field, in Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is the second oldest part in baseball’s major leagues (after Fenway Park in Boston). But, it’s also the only remaining park of the Federal League, the little-remembered “third major league” that only lasted from 1913-1915.
Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY
Even if you can’t make it for the famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is still well worth a visit (with no fancy hat required). The track, which opened in 1875, generally features races from late April/early May through June and September through November, but you can visit the museum all year long.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
Technically located in Speedway, Indiana, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world. Depending on when you visit, you can catch a NASCAR, Formula One, motorcycle races— or even the too-cool-to-miss Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau is the oldest continuously operating NFL stadium. Pay homage to the Lombardi Trophy’s name sake with a visit to a replica of the late, great coach’s office in the Packers Hall of Fame.
Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Home to FC Barcelona, one of the top soccer (or football, if you’re not American) teams in the world, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe. Though under renovation to expand it, the impressive stadium and museum are still well worth the visit.