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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
Phone Number: 816-221-1920
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Ranked #14 of 174 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
Attraction details
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A couple friends visited from MN and one really wanted to tour this museum and the adjoining Jazz museum. The Baseball Museum was quite enlightening. During the little video, when someone sang the National Anthem, we all stood up at attention and sang along - even got some in the audience to join us.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If interested in this subject matter, you will not be unhappy. Be sure to see the video in the welcome area for free and the Jazz museum if time. Also there is great jazz in the blue room nightclub attached to the jazz museum.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gotta check out the history of the Negro Leagues. While there stop by the Jazz museum too. My favorite player was Satchel Page. But there is info on many kc players here

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Springfield, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Anyone that likes baseball history and facts will like to see this museum. Kids might get a little bored, but will like their time on the field of dreams.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, the NLBM would be near the top. Business brought me to KC and when I realized I would have a chance to visit this place I didn't hesitate. I am an amateur historian on the Negro Leagues and didn't expect much in terms of the size of the museum nor... More 

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Lithonia, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was amazing! I absolutely loved it! It is a must see! I especially loved the "Field of Legends" exhibit!

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The museum is very easy to peruse through and you can spend as much time here as you want. Personally written letters, accounts of games, hotels, contracts, etc. there are several videos, all with old footage of the stars of the game. A lot of jerseys and other artifacts to see too. Very historic and informative, a must for any... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Kansas City is justifiably proud of their association with the Negro Baseball League and this little museum is a nice place to go to learn some of the history. It could be more informative, it seems to be a lot of newspaper articles put up on the wall, but it is a nice way to spend an hour or two,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you are a baseball fan this is a must. Great history. You cab sense Buck as you walk through. Bob does a wonderful job.

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Bordeaux, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth a visit if you're in the area. We had a great time and learned a lot about a part of American history we had never thought of.

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