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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
Phone Number: 816-221-1920
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best...
Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
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If you don't know about this league or love baseball it's a great place to visit. The neighborhood has some old jazz joints that are good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you don't know about this league or love baseball it's a great place to visit. The neighborhood has some old jazz joints that are good too.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The museum was smaller than I expected. I am glad I went but I had expected more given all I had read and heard about it over the years. Parking in the area is non-existent, they have no lot, just street parking. If you have time, go there.

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Minnesota
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The museum is conjoined with the Jazz museum, but we did not walk through that area. This museum is entertaining and informative for both fans and non-fans of baseball. It gives another perspective of the hardships that individuals went through to play a game they loved.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot there. Impressive collection of photos and uniforms. Movie narrated by James Earl Jones was fine although the sound quality was not great. The other, older video with Bernard Shaw was actually much better! Loved seeing the actual players speaking. Lighting in places was totally wrong as shadows were created on what we were trying to read. Sad... More 

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kansas city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Since our family loves sports this was very interesting piece of history for baseball. We loved all of the memorbilia and stories that was shared.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go, enjoy the history of baseball, Kansas City style. There are quite a few small eateries and coffee shops nearby and MANY within a short drive. Fascinating exhibits and a great history of baseball.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is definitely a must see in KC. I am going to admit that I didn't know a lot about the Negro Baseball League, so I sure learned a lot from this museum. I didn't realize that the NBL went as long as it did. This museum is also connected to the Jazz Museum. We didn't have time to do... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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101 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This little gem of a museum was very impressive with meticulously displayed historical information, photographs, relics, antiques, and familial prized possessions of those who played in the Negro Leagues. Great for families, school groups, and baseball fans of every age. There's a gift shop attached which you can access without going into the museum if desired.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Negro League Museum is some where I have been twice (once was closed) The experience, the exhibits, and just the sheer experience of going to a venue such as this was mind blowing. Not only that, the city pays homage in numerous places to the former sluggers. If you ever had an appreciation for baseball, African American sports history,... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Absolutely love this museum, and its founders are amazing spokespeople who give terrific presentations on this history of Negro Leagues Baseball. If you are a sports fan, or a history fan, this is a can't miss museum.

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