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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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  Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best...

  Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.

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For the baseball fanatic

If you're a true baseball enthusiast, take an afternoon, travel to the 18th and Vine district, and delve into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Not only is this an extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a true baseball enthusiast, take an afternoon, travel to the 18th and Vine district, and delve into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Not only is this an extremely informative excursion about the roots of the Negro Leagues, but also a true eye opener to the racial divide that existed, as well as the enormous athletes these players were.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic historical museum for baseball! Kansas City is privileged to have this one of a kind special place! We enjoyed ourselves & learned so much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum multiple times and it gets better every time. I love learning about history and I love baseball and this place combines both of those loves. See what black players had to deal with before #42 broke the color barrier and seeing the stats of some of the best to ever play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting! So much fabulous history & memorabilia here. If you are a baseball lover, you should visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wealth of knowledge and the sculptures depict the personalities of the baseball players. Loved the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Does not seem large but it is and combined with the Jazz Museum you can spend hours! Very well laid out - nice flow and very special unique items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We attended this with two of our adult children. Explained early history of baseball and efforts to keep blacks out of the game. Sad to see the lengths people would go to to prevent others from participating. An important part of our history to know.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I grew up a Royals fan and still get back to KC time & again. This was my first visit to the NLBM. The history and relations to the KC area make this place a treat to visit. The stories and artifacts they have inside are amazing and they tell the story of a great league and a great group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are a baseball fan and visiting Kansas City, you must stop at this museum. It doesn't take too long to go through but there is so much history that people don't know is connected to the Negro Leagues or Kansas City like the first lights used for night play. I was fortunate enough to receive a tour by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This museum was filled with information about a baseball league that I only vaguely knew existed. I realized by the end of my visit that this league represented one of the many inequalities of our 1940's and 1950's culture. The exhibits did an excellent job of reminding me how ridiculous our society's "rules" were regarding black people - and I... More 

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