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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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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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An Excellent Stop Along The Way

We stopped at the Baseball Museum for a break while driving through Kansas City. That was an excellent idea. Although the Museum has the Negro Leagues as it's focus, by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Baseball Museum for a break while driving through Kansas City. That was an excellent idea. Although the Museum has the Negro Leagues as it's focus, by definition it tells a big part of the history of today's Major League Baseball. This is an easy stop as it's not hard to find and not far from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While visiting KC with my wife for a business trip, my daughter and I added this museum to out itinerary. We really enjoyed learning the history of the many negro leagues. Great information, pictures and artifacts! So much to learn and see, a must do!

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Makawao, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is well designed and interesting. The 15 minute film was very good. Lots of interesting artifacts. The central area is a recreated baseball diamond with a life size statue of a famous player at each position. The gift shop was disappointing- not very much variety of merchandise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Every baseball fan need to go. There's so much more than just baseball information. The historical part of America is necessary for everyone to learn. You will feel celebratory, proud and angry at the same time. When you leave 'wow' is what you'll think and say out loud. If you're visiting Kansas City, it needs to be at the top... More 

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Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is located in the same building as the Jazz museum which is a very nice facility. There are many stories and artifacts documenting the years of segregation in Major League Baseball. The layout is a little disorganized and there is a lot of reading. This might encourage those without the passion to speed through.

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Decatur, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I guess from previous reviews, I was thinking more. But it was less... it was ok... No picture taking allowed.

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iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is an excellent museum with a lot to offer. My problem is two fold. One: no photographs allowed. They are losing out on free marketing by the thousands! Did not feel overly welcome.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went with my dad, brother, brother in law, and nephews. Great history of not only baseball, but race relations in the United States. Very good job of showing how WWII and baseball helped to pave the way for the civil rights movement and equality. Even if you aren't a baseball fan you can enjoy this!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I first went when the museum opened years ago and you could run into the great Buck O'neill! Since then I have gone many times and bring family to the museum when they visit! Everyone is always impressed by the museum! This museum is a must see for any fan of baseball!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Negro League Baseball Museum is best ever. My 13 year old and I consider it the highlight of our trip....and we went to College Basketball Experience and a Royals game. The history lesson, the emotions and just the overall "coolness" of this museum is a must see when in KC. Go! You do not have to be a baseball fan... More 

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Additional Information about Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
Phone Number: 816-221-1920
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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