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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
Phone Number: +1 816-221-1920
09:00 - 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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Truly amazing exhibit

As soon as I knew we were going to Kansas City, this was #1 on my list of things to see. It was spectacular. What a tribute. The museum is very interactive and has so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2016
Albuquerque, Nm
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Albuquerque, Nm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

As soon as I knew we were going to Kansas City, this was #1 on my list of things to see. It was spectacular. What a tribute. The museum is very interactive and has so much memorabilia it's almost difficult to take it all in. I'm a big baseball fan, but my two traveling companions were not and they still... More 

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North Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Such a wonderful tribute to some great athletes. Anyone who loves baseball should visit this museum. It was so well done, easy to navigate and very moving. I am so glad we took the time to go. The videos were great!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This museum is well put together and allows visitors to experience true baseball history. Any baseball and/or history fan must visit!

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North Liberty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a KC must-see!! We were visiting from Iowa and my husband is a huge baseball fan. My daughter and I enjoyed it almost as much as he did! The museum is top-notch! The layout is fun and interesting to walk through - so educational and enjoyable! We also visited the Jazz Museum, which shares... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Awesome museum with a very attractive, easy layout - especially for younger patrons. While I am NOT a baseball fan I thoroughly enjoyed this space and the information. I would recommend and definitely return. The adjoining art space was just as nice as well and the gift store.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a KC travel must. The museum is high quality, has an actual ball field inside showing the players, the uniforms through the years and how it was started and why. Years ago Buck O'Neil was there and greeted every one of my students. Very rich history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

As a baseball fan, the museum, which shares a space with the Jazz Museum, is fantastically organized and full of known and unknown information. Would happily visit again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Oh how I love baseball and the stories of Buck O'Neill, Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson! Great museum, full of history, pictures, and artifacts from the Negro Leagues. Also, the Jazz Museum is attached to this same building. If you love Jazz and the history of it, you can tour both attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

If you have some time on your hands while in the KC area, I would recommend a visit to this educational museum. It was nice to see and learn about talented African American people and their contributions to society in a positive light.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Have visited this Museum several times and always get a kick out of it and the area. Fascinating history and not just baseball. Good lessons in sociology and human behviour in general. Take in other neighborhood attractions while there. The Buck (O'Neil) stopped here.

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