I'll be making my first ever visit to Cooperstown in May. I'll be bowling in the National Tournament in Syracuse, and the group of us decided we ought to see the Hall of Fame and Niagara Falls on our drive back.
For any of you who have been there, how much time should I plan on spending there?
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Set aside a full day. Go to the HOF first thing so you can spend as much time in there as you need....depending on how big a baseball fan you are, there is easily enough stuff to catch your attention for the full day itself.
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The actual town of Cooperstown is quite nice. Kinda' reminded me of the town in John Candy's "The Great Outdoors". The main street is also lined with lots of complimentary baseball-related shops and restaurants. Lot of historic buildings as well. So my suggestion is don't zero-in on the Hall of Fame; check out some of the other stuff as well.
The Padres in 1998 is a perfect example of this. John Moores put up a $50 million payroll in 1998 just to get to the World Series, then had to dismantle the team because he lost almost $20 million that season.