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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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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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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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Fantasic - Allow plenty of time

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

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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North Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with a great story. Tells of the troubles and triumphs the black player had in the early to mid 1900's. told from a positive point of view of the players and fans. Definitely worth a stop!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, lots of reading and tons of history. They have a few areas show films to kind of break up all the reading. We did the Jazz Museum too and they have tickets both for $15. Gift shop at Baseball Museum is also where they take tickets, after being ignored for what seemed like forever by staff we just... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This very well done gem of a museum is still an "unkown" in Kansas City. A ton of information is very well presented around the Field of Legends...life style representations of some of the pioneers of integrated baseball clubs. Many artifacts from the league and a great timeline of what else was going on in the country at the time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Negro leagues Baseball Museum is a MUST an actual BUCKET LIST for Baseball fans and non fans alike. While we were there on a closed to the public event, The host / was amazing the properties artifacts are unbelieveable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very well done chronicle of the history of the Negro Leagues with informative videos and excellent displays. Well worth the visit and the $10 admission ticket is good for 2 days .. Located adjacent to the Jazz Museum and a combination ticket can be purchased for $15

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