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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 #14 of 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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York, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is an important stop in ant baseball history tour. I have been to Camden Yards and Cooperstown and this light years ahead. Start with the movie before you go into the museum. It shares housing with the Jazz museum so plan on both. Allow a half day for the building.

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Kimberling City, Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited this museum several times. A wonderful place to visit and really makes you realize what these players faced. Beautifully done!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As a family we found the museum to be very educational, interactive and fun. Some of the attractions were not working - theatre and some of the displays so that was disappointing and we hope on future visits those may be in service.

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum is located next to a jazz museum so visitors can experience 2 different museums in one visit. Nice gift shop. Does not require an all day visit but yet captures the history of the negro leagues very well. Worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good mix of history and sports. Located in the jazz district, so see that museum too while you're there.

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Centennial
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

going in and viewing the opening tape of how the museum got started gave me an insight that baseball meant very much to have the game integrated and have the blend of good athletes that we take for granted today and when combined with the American Jazz museum meant quite a bit for a day worth of sightseeing

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On a recent trip to K.C. to attend a Royals game a visit to The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was suggested. I wanted to see the Truman Library and was not certain if 18th and Vine should be on my list. However, it would have been a mistake to bypass this museum. The information and old videos are fantastic. Many... More

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Smyrna, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are a true baseball fan, this is a MUST visit Kansas City. You will learn about a part of baseball history that most fans are not aware of. The multimedia is wonderful. I would recommend that schedule about 3-4 hours and go across the street to the Jazz museum, also a must for music enthusiast. Go early in... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took in both this museum and the Jazz museum in the same building. While I was probably initially more interested in the Jazz, the NLBM really helped remind you of the societal restrictions on African Americans which lead them to create so many of their own institutions. A lot of great players had started in various parts of the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I knew a smidgen about the Negro League but I now know a lot more.. very informational and educational and it doesn't take a lot of time to go through.

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