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“Visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum & the Blues Music Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
816-221-1920
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Ranked #15 of 176 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Burlington, KS
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“Visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum & the Blues Music Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a good "day trip" experience. It is difficult to believe, in this day and time, to believe that prejudice was so prevalent but the museum did a great job of showcasing the abilities that these gentlemen had and the adversity that they had to tolerate. The exhibits were very educational.

Visited October 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Kansas City 18th and Vine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Home of the Negro Leagues BAseball. This was a wonderful visit. The history as told by the walls and walls of decor cannot be told by anyone. The history of 18th and Vine takes you way back to the days when communities stuck together and everyone helped in riasing others children.

Visited August 2013
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New York, NY
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“I enjoyed this much more than Cooperstown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The museum tells the story of the Negro Baseball Leagues with emphasis on one of its stars who guided it for years, Buck O'Neill. It is a self-guided museum with films and exhibits and ending with a very realistic baseball diamond of statues of players who were the top star at each position. We spent so much time here, in the heart of a refurbished Kansas City district that we never got to see the Hallmark Card company in Kansas City which was what originally drew us to stop in that city. I found it a wonderful presentation and frankly enjoyed it better than Cooperstown.

As a bonus, In the store we asked the salesgirls for their recommendation for the best nearby barbecue and was not disappointed with their recommendation, even though it meant we missed the more famous Arthur Bryant's.

Visited September 2013
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Gardiner, Maine
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“History and baseball combined”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a must in KC if you are a baseball or history fan, or both like me. It's relatively small but packs a great deal into a limited area. The history of the Negro Leagues is a close parallel to society as a whole, and the museum does an excellent job weaving the two into one.

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Just a superb museum displaying the valor and persistence of African-Americans in the US.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is just a fantastic portrayal of the sacrifices, exemplary athleticism, and determination of African-American baseball stars and fans. Just a great eye opener for all Americans to see what a component of our society experienced and yet persisted to greatness!

Visited August 2013
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