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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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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed that they don't allow photography inside, but the museum does a good job explaining the history of the Negro leagues and honoring a handful of its superstars. I'd like to see it go more into the very best players and really expand upon how good they were, but I understand they have limited space. It's definitely a... More

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Easton, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well laid out with a combination of specific individuals and timeline of the history. Learned a great deal more about so many more individual players that achieved MLB status.

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Altoona, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A must see Museum. I went to KC specifically to visit this museum. I knew I would see artifacts from the Negro Baseball Leagues, but what I enjoyed most was the 10 movie they showed to visitors about the Leagues. A great learning experience.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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