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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 #13 of 104 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Really interesting museum about something that I knew nothing about. I was born after baseball was integrated so this was a real eye opener. Very well presented.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our group contained baseball fans and non-sports enthusiasts. There was a movie to orient to the development of the area that was quite good. The baseball fans found a lot of interest in the displays and additional movie. The diamond with the life-sized players was awesome.

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Lake Elsinore, CA.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was very interesting, and a great look at the history of the Negro Leagues. I enjoyed the various movies and looking at all of the memorabilia. Cool.

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Athens, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

are displayed in this wonderful museum dedicated to the Negro Leagues. The museum--paired w/ the Jazz Museum in the same complex--is chock full of displays & memorabilia about & fr/ the old Negro Leagues exploring the history of the league which is, as well, a history of segregation in the US. Displays are geared not only towards the sports side... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I enjoyed this baseball mseum. it was very nice nice museum and mor interesting.This is compared to Cooperstown

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

we stumbled upon the Executive Director who was telling a potential group about the museum -- they finished up their meeting and then he proceeded to escort those of us in the museum through the exhibits. What an amazing experience to get the highlights and inside story to each of the displays. This is a must see - the impact... More

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Ada, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's a quaint little museum in my opinion. There are a lot of uniforms and somewhat random things such as articles and fun facts. When I was there, it was in the morning, hardly anyone else in there at the same time and it took about two hours to go through everything including taking silly pictures in the diamond with... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Excellent museum. So much history. I loved the pictures, and sculptures. People dressed in there best to go to the baseball games, didn't know thst. Wish I could have taken some pictures. I walked on the baseball field replica and I felt the spirit. Loved this place.

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Baltimore, MD
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're a baseball fan, you really should make a stop at this small but very interesting history museum when in KC. Lots of remarkable artifacts, and the information assembled on the people and events of the era is very complete; you will enjoy. Only downside is photography is not allowed.

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A very comprehensive display of Negro Leagues. Lots of valuable and interesting information and memorabilia. Worth the time. Not a big museum so one does not have to make it a "major outing."

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