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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
816-221-1920
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Ranked #7 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Malibu, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place for fans of the game of baseball. NIce exhibits that include photos and memorabilia. The building also house art work and music history

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit when in KC; especially if you are a baseball history fan. Very well done. Consider going next door to the Jazz Museum.

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Hammond, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

All baseball fan should take the time to visit the NLBM! The museum is small but it is packed with information. Everything you would expect to see is there - uniforms, first person historical accounts, photos, etc. The best feature is the indoor baseball field with life-sized Negro League stars stationed at their respective positions. Visitors are welcome to walk... More

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colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Must bring the family. Such a rich history displayed with love and respect. Includes so much that is societal and gives a perspective that can make a real connection with future generations who might not otherwise "get" what sort of barriers existed and still haunt us. Well curated and very artfully done.

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Kansas City
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very unique and entertaining exhibit. If you are in KC, you should try to find time to do this. Good collection of materials, uniforms, and historical mementos. Also, has a great video and excellent written placards for the pieces.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband LOVES baseball & I like baseball. I thought the information was very interesting (at one point I was even teary eyed), but it's displayed in a boring way. I enjoyed the beginning video. All of the information was on tiny posters plastered everywhere. When there was a group of people it was hard to see. My Husband really... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I loved this museum!! The museum delivers a look not only at the history of baseball but of America and society over the years. And that baseball is a game of the world. Love the game, love the players, love the fans.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My daughter and I stopped here on our cross-country road trip. We're baseball fans, but even if-we weren't, this museum would be fascinating. Great storytelling, memorabilia, photos, and good film narrated by James Earl Jones. Also a friendly, helpful staff. We enjoyed every minute and learned a great deal. Hard to imagine what these players went through--such an interesting snapshot... More

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Chicago, IL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I'm not really that into baseball but I absolutely loved this museum and recommend it if you are anywhere in the area. It is worth the trip. (It's right near the famous and deliciois Arthur Bryant's BBQ.) Why I loved it so much: - the history of the struggles of heroic African American baseball players and how they overcome the... More

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A well laid out museum telling the story of the Negro Leagues from the 1800s through their eventual collapse in 1960. This is a self guided museum with a lot of reading to truly appreciate the history with two significant videos throughout the experience along with a couple of smaller clips along the way.

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