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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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Ranked #14 of 101 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum. So much history. I loved the pictures, and sculptures. People dressed in there best to go to the baseball games, didn't know thst. Wish I could have taken some pictures. I walked on the baseball field replica and I felt the spirit. Loved this place.

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Baltimore, MD
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you're a baseball fan, you really should make a stop at this small but very interesting history museum when in KC. Lots of remarkable artifacts, and the information assembled on the people and events of the era is very complete; you will enjoy. Only downside is photography is not allowed.

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Los Angeles
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A very comprehensive display of Negro Leagues. Lots of valuable and interesting information and memorabilia. Worth the time. Not a big museum so one does not have to make it a "major outing."

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Saint Charles, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you have not been there, and you consider yourself a baseball fan, your education is not complete. The venue is small but the message is stirring. Take your kids and help understand to true roots of the modern game of baseball.

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San Lorenzo, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
63 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. A very enlightening stay. They show the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues and it was very interesting and informative.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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221 reviews 221 reviews
51 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Small little museum covering an incredibly interesting period of American history that is obviously unfortunately tinged by a lot of sadness. Incredible stories and some really great artifacts. The museum is VERY dense, and largely consists of a kind of walking circuit featuring walls absolutely covered in stories, pictures, and objects from the Negro Leagues. A bit hard to follow... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum, along with the American Jazz Museum, is located in a beautiful 18th & Vine building. It is a fitting tribute to the men who shaped the African-American Baseball. The museum has photographs, artifacts and many multi-media displays for people of all ages to enjoy. It provides an educational look into the beginnings of America's favorite pastime. A must... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a great tribute to the great Negro baseballs teams. Many were just as good as the major league teams of its era. Just because they were black, they were treated as "unworthy". Finally, they were recognized and given their just due. The museum is really interesting.

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Walnut Creek, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

a fantastic telling of the history of the game through the Negro Leagues. Really talented players who never got a chance to play in the majors, you will be amazed at what these players had to go through and how they performed. Museum layout is easy and full of information. support this place these players and their story should never... More

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A humble museum, not fancy like Cooperstown. But the layout and displays are well conceived, providing a chronological history of black baseball and a vignette of black ballplayers lives 100 years ago. As a baseball fan who knew a little bit about the players and history, I did find myself learning new things. However, it's just as geared to the... More

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