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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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A MUST for ALL Baseball Fans

First time in this museum; and we loved it. I love the way the museum is laid out around the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baytown, Texas
Great History of Baseball in America

Well done display of Negro Baseball in the US. Historical pictures and descriptions of how things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brent K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First time in this museum; and we loved it. I love the way the museum is laid out around the baseball field. Nice mixture of video clips, memorabilia, uniforms, and things to read. I walked away with a really good perspective of Negro League baseball...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done display of Negro Baseball in the US. Historical pictures and descriptions of how things used to be and the difficulty the Negros went through just to compete in the American past time.

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an avid baseball fan, I had to visit this museum in KC. The staff is pleasant and helpful and the admission price is cheap, $10. Active military get in free. They did a great job setting up the displays and there is an incredible...More

1  Thank JohnET50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love baseball, and I really like this museum, which, if you're white can certainly open your eyes to the discrimination suffered by African American players and managers, as well as their acumen. If you're a baseball fan, don't miss it. It's not quite the...More

1  Thank LarryJ917
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a must see place, where it is a ton of history here and plenty to see. It is well worth the visit, especially if you love baseball. Don't miss it.

Thank David K
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Every Baseball lover should experience this history. It was totally amazing to see what these gentlemen had to endure in order to play a game that they loved.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The NLBM is a smaller museum that explores the full history of African-Americans in baseball from the Civil War through Jackie Robinson and beyond. It is laid out in a hemispherical gallery around a faux baseball field with bronze statues of famous players. The galleries...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I have been to the NLBM close to 25 times over the years. It is our “go-to”place to take out-of-town visitors. Such a loving homage to the players and fans of yesteryear. From the James Earl Jones narrated welcome video, to the players in the...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is a cultural as well as baseball experience...underscoring how baseball should have been integrated earlier. Great pictorial and written exhibits...good for ALL ages. Centerpiece of baseball field and great black players is excellent.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Go back in time and and guaranty you will learn a few things you did not know about the Negro Leagues. Displays are first class and walking on the field takes you back to earlier times.

Thank EdsonLudwig
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2 October 2017|
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Response from dorcasm772 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent out the space. I do not know the amount for the hourly rate. My group rented the whole venue for about 6 hours plus the patio area. We had buses to drop us off and pick up. Plus we had an outside... More
2 October 2017|
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Response from patriciagN839PF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You would have to contact them
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