We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kansas City, MO 64108
Website
Description:

Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums...

Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums and a performing arts center.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
It could be wonderful but not there yet.

We were there to go to the Negro League /Jazz Museum. Doesn't appear to be much else open or operational in the area. We were there on a weekday and I hope it is more active at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
skipsaundra
,
Kansas City
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 32: English reviews
United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I go to the Blue Room and the Juke House to listen to some of the best jazz around! I have also eaten and visited Dan's Big and Easy. The food at Dan's and Juke house is really good!

Helpful?
Thank Geneva A
Kansas City
Level Contributor
212 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were there to go to the Negro League /Jazz Museum. Doesn't appear to be much else open or operational in the area. We were there on a weekday and I hope it is more active at night and on the weekend. Great history, don't miss the movie in the museum about the area.

Helpful?
Thank skipsaundra
Iowa City, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

When you walk in a neighborhood you become a part of its history. Enjoy fabulous museums, great architecture (Gem Theater, YMCA & churches), live jazz at the Blue Room at night. Free parking lots and street parking. Restaurants nearby.

Helpful?
Thank Maria K
Monona, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We went to the American Jazz Museum and also walked this neighborhood. It was fantastic to be walking were Charlie Parker played as a child! A lively club scene here!

Helpful?
Thank Jim B
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This district in Kansas City is ripe with history. We loved visiting the Jazz Music Museum and the Negro League Baseball Museum. It's an amazing interactive museum that brings this era and both music and baseball alive.

Helpful?
Thank Linda H
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I had a great time traveling the 18th and Vine neighborhood. The people were very nice and willing to share information about the history of the area.

Helpful?
Thank Cedric D
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
623 reviews
361 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The 18th and Vine district has been undergoing a restoration. It is looking good. In the building that houses the Negro League Museum and the American Jazz Museum has a very nice free display and film explaining the history of this district, which mirrors African-American neighborhood development all over the country. Outside you have the famous Gem Theatre and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert S
North Liberty
Level Contributor
192 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Our family visited the 18th and Vine District while on vacation and truly enjoyed our experience! We would recommend it!

Helpful?
Thank Lisa M
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Can't wait to see where this neighborhood is in a fee years so many great groups working hard to restore it. So much fun and not overly popular yet. Must see.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bob R
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
296 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This a wonderful area refurbished so all should come and enjoy. Many attractions including Jazz Hall of Fame and Negro Players Hall of Fame. The area has some very nice retro bars and restaurants. Come and experience some of what Kansas City was and now is.

Helpful?
1 Thank JamHam

Travelers who viewed 18th and Vine District also viewed

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
 

Been to 18th and Vine District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 18th and Vine District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?