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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 #15 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great for history of the game. People who work here are super. I could have spent all day here. ffffff

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Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A job well done... excellent and informative.... but there was no docent or guide to ask questions... you are left to your own devices to explore and learn which is fine.... ... it would have been better if there was someone there with knowledge to field the questions which invariably arise... the field that was set up with the statues... More

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice museum to visit. Parking was a little odd and I felt that the cost was a little high. They don't allow photo's which would have been nice to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pretty cool. It's small though. Really cool history. I enjoyed myself and would recommend going if you want to kill 30 minutes to an hour.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This museum is located in a historic part of Kansas City, so it's a neat place to see. The actual museum is small, but it houses many artifacts from the times of segregated baseball, so it's definitely worth a visit. The highlight for me was the baseball diamond with life-sized metal players.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are a baseball fan this is a must on your list. From the James Earl Jones narrated film to the uniform/baseball displays, this is an excellent attraction. The family spent about three hours going through the museum and the time was well spent. Very well. The last surviving member of the group who formed the museum came out... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The exhibits were an excellent review of Black history in America. Very comprehensive and in chronological order. Great for families. Gift shop was wall organized. Loved the visit.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a great look at the history of baseball and the Negro Leagues of the early 1900's. It was amazing to see how many amazing players played in the Negro leagues. The stories of how it started and the stars who played in were great. Even if you aren't a baseball fan this is highly recommend.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Museum was very well done. Interesting history both the disturbing side of discrimination and the uplifting side of the resilience of those that played in the league.

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