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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 98 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has been on my KC Bucket List since I first made it, so I was ecstatic to get the chance to check this place out during a Yelp event for free! The museum was fantastic. I'm not a big baseball person, but I still got a lot out of it. I loved the history behind... More

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Boston,MA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
59 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They did a great job with this museum. Its a celebration to the past. They are many great pictures, memorabilia, and information. Great for kids of all ages.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a destination for our family when we have visitors in from out of town It brings back memories of the great baseball heritage no matter where you are from! Proud to have it in KC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I loved the concept behind this museum design. It has an awesome layout and also does a great job informing the viewer of the struggles and talent of the Negro baseball player. The baseball diamond in the middle with all the statues of the men at their positions gives you chills. The visitor is invited to sit on the bench,... More

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Covington, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stopped here while passing through Kansas City on the 3rd day of an 18 day road trip. I am an avid baseball fan and have wanted to visit the Negro League Museum for years. I enjoyed it a great deal BUT do not believe people who are not interested in baseball would enjoy the museum which should be obvious. I... More

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Canton, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You will be amazed at this museum... We spent much longer there than we planned because of the great exhibits.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Every baseball fan and every major league player should walk through this small museum to learn about how difficult it was for black players who played baseball. One finds it hard to believe how these players were treated even though they were just as good or better than the white players. The men honored here paved the way for the... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a lovely museum covering the history and accomplishments of Negro League Baseball. Everything is here from uniforms, golden gloves, photos, contracts and more. But most of all we learned so much about an era that denied citizens the right to compete but also produced such fantastic players.

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Lenexa
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178 reviews 178 reviews
31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I can tell I'm in the minority here among reviewers but this place was simply boring. Given that I am strong believer in civil rights and the civil rights movement, the fact that I was bored tells me that a lot of other people are going to be bored as well. I think they did their best to make it... More

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are a fan of baseball or just like history, do not miss the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. We managed to arrive right after members of a visiting MLB team (our team!) arrived for a guided tour by the NLBM president, Bob Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick stopped and introduced himself to us as he went by, even though he had... More

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