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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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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 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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Really enjoyed this museum. They've done a beautiful job with exhibits. Movies were great. Highly recommend a visit, stop by Danny's Big Easy for food across the street

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. They've done a beautiful job with exhibits. Movies were great. Highly recommend a visit, stop by Danny's Big Easy for food across the street

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a beautifully well thought out museum. The information is priceless and presented in a very respectful and palpable way.

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Cost 10.00 per person to enter museum. It is a self-guided tour. A great history lesson. Learned some interesting facts. I discovered that where I was born had a Negro League team. Also discovered that Hank Aaron played for the Indianapolis Clowns. Never knew that Hank played in the Negro Leagues. Most of the exhibits involve reading, so not the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were marooned in Kansas City by winter storm Linus, and we hit upon this museum almost by accident. It is fascinating. I always loved Satchel Paige as a sort of folk hero. The history of the Monarchs and other teams was great. I never knew that Hank Aaron was called Pork Chops. In the lobby that this museum shares... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For baseball and non-fans alike, you'll enjoy seeing this important part of our nation's history. Very well done.

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Bigfork, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I spent several hours here and felt like I was rushed...had to catch a plane. I would definitely come back here again. The amount of detail and information on individual players was amazing. The bronze casts of players on the life size field was very cool. It felt like the spirits of some of those players were there. It is... More 

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USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love baseball so this was a no brainer for me. Great history and cool items to see. Even if you are not in to baseball as much as I am, I think you would like it.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you don't know about this league or love baseball it's a great place to visit. The neighborhood has some old jazz joints that are good too.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The museum was smaller than I expected. I am glad I went but I had expected more given all I had read and heard about it over the years. Parking in the area is non-existent, they have no lot, just street parking. If you have time, go there.

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Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The museum is conjoined with the Jazz museum, but we did not walk through that area. This museum is entertaining and informative for both fans and non-fans of baseball. It gives another perspective of the hardships that individuals went through to play a game they loved.

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