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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Nice place to visit and to have business party

I've been there for a business cocktail. The place is perfect to mingle and to start conversations. Liked better the Baseball museum than the jazz. The location is not very at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I've been there for a business cocktail. The place is perfect to mingle and to start conversations. Liked better the Baseball museum than the jazz. The location is not very at night, tough.

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Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing treasure with a complete and beautiful exhibit dedicated to extraordinary athletes at a time of shameful actions by the owners and many players in major league baseball. But it isn't a story of self pity but rather the triumph of the heart and soul of the black baseball player and the impact those teams had on... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I never knew this museum existed. How special to honor these fine young men and how interesting to see this league over came the trials and tribulations they encountered. The displays and the videos were outstanding. A true must see when you go to KC

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

An excellent piece of baseball history well worth the $10 admission. This is a must see of your are in the KC area. Loved it.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum provides a great tour of the history of Negro Leagues Baseball from inception to its end - when the colour barrier was finally broken. There is something for everyone in this museum.

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This small museum (takes less than an hour to see) was excellent. They do a great job with film, photos and displays. Good gift shop and is next to the Jazz museum.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit to the museum. I need to go back again. There is so much information within such a small place it is hard to read and take in all that is on display. There is so much history that if you love baseball you must stop in for the day. Parking is close, and there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

there is no shortage of things to read and see in here. we were in a little bit of a time crunch so we only spent an hour or so in here but i could definitely spend half a day in here reading everything. my advice would be to dedicate at least 3 hours to this place so you can... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited with my girlfriend on our vacation. I would say it is an absolute must see if you're in the area. It's interesting to see for any sports fan and a must see from a civil rights perspective. You could spend hours there if you wanted to read every plaque. Definitely worth the reasonable price of admission.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very interesting. We enjoyed going thru the museum and reading all about the players and watching the movies.

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