Photos: Inventions & Motown

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  1. Art work

    The sculpture "Transcending," located in Hart Plaza, is dedicated to working men and women. (Paul Sancya / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. 'And Still We Rise'

    An exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History entitled "And Still We Rise" recreates a slave auction. (Paul Sancya / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A big hand for the Brown Bomber

    The Joe Louis fist sculpture in the heart of downtown Detroit during a Labor Day parade. Commissioned in 1987 with a $350,000 grant from Sports Illustrated magazine, the 24-foot bronze monument was created by sculptor Robert Graham and came as a gift to the city as a tribute to Detroit's great boxing hero. (Carlos Osorio / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Motown Museum

    A woman walks past the Motown Historical Museum on West Grand Boulevard. Berry Gordy lived upstairs and operated what became known as the Motown Record Corporation downstairs, which he christened "Hitsville U.S.A." (Paul Sancya / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Tiger town

    A view of the Detroit skyline seen from the Detroit Tigers' home, Comerica Park. (Jeff Kowalsky / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Renaissance Center

    Detroit's elevated people mover moves past the Renaissance Center -- the most recognizable feature of the city skyline. (Carlos Osorio / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Cool zoo view

    Visitors to the Detroit Zoo's Arctic Ring of Life Exhibit get an up close and personal view of a swimming seal. The 4.2 acre, $14.9 million exhibit is the largest polar bear exhibit in the world. (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Urban escape

    Campus Martius Park is a centerpiece of the city's downtown revitalization efforts. (Paul Sancya / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Wienermobile mania

    A 1952 version of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Oscar Mayer created the original Wienermobile in 1936 to transfer the company spokesperson from store to store. The original was a 13-foot-long metal hot dog on wheels with an open cockpit in the center and rear, so the hot-dogger could pop up. (Carlos Osorio / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Rosa's way

    A tourist takes a picture of the Montgomery city bus Rosa Parks rode when she refused to yield her seat at the front of the bus to a white man, an event that touched off the Civil Rights movement. (Carlos Osorio / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Postcard perfect

    Detroit's skyline at dusk. (Carlos Osorio / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 3/30/2009 10:03:16 AM ET 2009-03-30T14:03:16

The deal
Get ready for some opening-day excitement! Baseball season begins on April 6 and you’ll want to book well in advance for the best seats to this season’s games.

This year, why not skip town to show your team some love? Try these affordable baseball-themed packages and get ready to watch them win ... or at least get in on the action!

San Francisco Giants package from $225
San Francisco is known for many things, like top culinary options and beautiful weather, but it is also home to the Giants baseball team. Right now, the historic Hotel Chancellor, located in the Union Square section of the bay city, is offering guests a sports travel package. This homerun deal includes deluxe accommodations, two tickets to a SF Giants game, complimentary continental breakfast for two at Luques restaurant, and valet parking.

Rates start at $225/night weekdays and $275/night weekends.

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox package from $349
Visit the Windy City this summer when the Chicago Cubs host the Chicago White Sox at historic Wrigley Field for a baseball battle nicknamed the Cross-Town Classic. The Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, located in downtown Chicago, is currently teaming up with SportsTraveler.net to offer a superb deal that includes two nights accommodations (June 17-19), tickets to the game, a two-day transit pass, a ticket holder and lanyard.

Rates start at $349 per person.

Fenway Fan or Foe package from $725
Boston is home to some of the most loyal, albeit outspoken, baseball fanatics in the entire country. Come experience historic Fenway Park in person with this “wicked-good” travel deal courtesy of the super-stylish Liberty Hotel. When you book the Fenway Fan or Foe Package in Beantown, you’ll get overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestroom, two Pavilion Club seats and breakfast for two at CLINK, which is located in the hotel’s lobby.

This luxury package starts at $725/night and various dates are available though June.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Peanuts and cracker jacks are not included.

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