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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
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Very well done! We loved the history and showing our boys all of the pictures, newspaper articles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca P

Nice museum. A lil small. Wasn't my favorite part of the trip. Admission was $10 per person... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philly G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well done! We loved the history and showing our boys all of the pictures, newspaper articles, and interactive exhibits. Very important history and we were pleasantly surprised to find the Jazz museum on the other side. The Jazz museum has a club that is...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice museum. A lil small. Wasn't my favorite part of the trip. Admission was $10 per person. There's no photography inside the museum. Parking was close and it was free. The Jazz museum is located in the same building sharing a common lobby with a...More

Thank Philly G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I expected a lot from this museum and left slightly underwhelmed. There were two staff members in the gift store and those were the only people I saw I the entire museum while I was there. It would've been nice if there were some people...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well done history of a sad period when Afro-Americans were barred from MLB. Very well done. Good educational experience. The museum is in the jazz area of Kansas City.

Thank AZ1912
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of well documented info on the original negro baseball teams, in a perfect-sized museum (not too large) which takes a couple of hours to get through. I wish the had a couple of more videos, and maybe a little more detail about the Clown...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice museum with a lot of Baseball history. We enjoyed the displays and information about the old baseball greats. Friendly staff and great price!

Thank keithbO8229VM
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a rather small museum, but it was really packed with information. There was lots of things to read, and it gave an insight to a world we never knew about. This was a really educational experience and regardless of the fact of if...More

Thank Marsi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this..it was put together beautifully and it is worth the $10 admission price...if you are a baseball fan you will definitely love this...they had a short film that was very enlightening and interesting ..a must see in this area

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a huge baseball fan, but this is so much more than baseball. It's American history... the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's amazing the trials and tribulations experienced by African Americans, and how the trail blazing athletes helped bring a much needed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the museum because I love baseball and had some experience with the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues. There is a lot to read with fewer artifacts than I would have wished for, but still a great experience.

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4 January 2015|
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Response from LAMCD258 | Reviewed this property |
You should allow a couple hours, it's not huge but there is lots to see, you could breeze through in one hour, if you like to look at the details then plan on 2. There is also an adjacent Jazz museum and you could do both... More
4 January 2015|
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Response from BostonBabeBoston_MA | Reviewed this property |
1 hour