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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
Phone Number: 816-221-1920
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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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It Will Take Your Breath Away

When we walked though the door to the ball diamond we just stood there in awe! It is breathtaking. Makes you think you were there and were experiencing a game. Amazing. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we walked though the door to the ball diamond we just stood there in awe! It is breathtaking. Makes you think you were there and were experiencing a game. Amazing. Not enough words available to describe this amazing Museum!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The NLBM is an historic and social treasure. . Containing uniforms, gloves, baseballs, programs and such from the Negro League era provides a thrill. But. The display of the personal histories of NLB players, managers, and owners adds a quality of depth to the whole museum experience. And this, in turn, provides an education that helps me further appreciate the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully organized museum. You will learn so much about this aspect of our national game, which produced so many great athletes, but was denied full membership in the major leagues do to our national policy of racial discrimination. Do not miss the film in the auditorium. It tells about the strong connection between the teams and the... More 

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Thank Robert S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a huge museum, but makes up in quality what it lacks in quantity. It is a superb homage to sad eras of sport, which it deals with along an informative timeline, leading to a ballpark of sculptures of Negro League Greats. If you're in KC go, you will not regret it.

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Thank TheGreatRaymondo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time. There are amazing artifacts and stories throughout the museum, we learned so much. Definitely watch the movie in the beginning. As we were entering the final area of the exhibits, the president of the museum approached us and introduced himself and chatted with us for a while. He was so nice and extremely helpful. His... More 

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Albuquerque, Nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Nancy B
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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 stars Reviewed December 24, 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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