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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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  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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A must for baseball fans

I have been waiting to get here for a few years. Did not disappoint. My son and I had a wonderful time. Loved the bronze statues and the displays. Excellent tribute to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ossining, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been waiting to get here for a few years. Did not disappoint. My son and I had a wonderful time. Loved the bronze statues and the displays. Excellent tribute to the Negro Leagues.

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in KC had to stop by and see this museum. If you enjoy baseball, you will love the history contained here. Seems so strange to think, sports and much more were segregated once. Very glad baseball is now truly a "national pastime".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my husband here for date night and he has lived in KC his whole life and never been and he loved it. You learn so much from it it was so much fun. And so very cool.

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time at this museum. It manages to pack an awful lot of memorabilia into a pretty small museum. The Jazz Museum (same location) was a great time as well - I'd recommend buying the combo ticket and going them both.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every thing one could learn about great players most of whom never got a shot. Wonderful memorabilia including life sizes statues of the greatest players by position. In same building as jazz hall of fame which is also wonderfull

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum after having lunch at Arthur Bryants. It's amazing and very educational for kids and adults. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is connected to the Jazz museum. It is a self guided tour that I have done twice. I think I could go there 20 more times and realize I have missed something the time before. They have many artifacts and jersey's from the time before and for a while after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and made... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone who loves baseball will enjoy a visit to this museum that traces the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, leading off with an interesting video narrated by James Earl Jones. Lots of historic facts, lots of memorabilia, lots of old photographs, lots to fill an hour or two. The Negro leagues are now ancient history, but they played an... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is outstanding. They have a gift shop inside also and half of the building houses the American Jazz Museum. The Negro League Museum is great. They take you back to around the 1870s or 1880s and it is very informative until the Negro Leagues disbanded in 1960. lots of artifacts, information, etc. Great if you are a fan... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good stuff for baseball fans to expand your knowledge of the predecessors of the sport. There won't be till many names you recognize here but a nice place to visit.

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