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“Unique, inspiring, heart-breaking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
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Kansas City Jazz Excursion
Ranked #8 of 151 things to do in Kansas City
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Owner description: Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
Hammond, Indiana
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“Unique, inspiring, heart-breaking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

All baseball fan should take the time to visit the NLBM!

The museum is small but it is packed with information. Everything you would expect to see is there - uniforms, first person historical accounts, photos, etc. The best feature is the indoor baseball field with life-sized Negro League stars stationed at their respective positions. Visitors are welcome to walk out onto this "field" - a truly inspiring experience.

This is a place that asks us to reflect upon our past as a Nation and as a society. It asks us to never forget the barriers and prejudices that existed. It asks us to never forget about those men who never had the opportunity to button-up a "major league" jersey.

A few tips: The museum is rather small so plan to visit some other KC attractions as well! The NLBM is conveniently located in the same building as the Jazz museum.
As avid baseball fans, we took the opportunity to catch a KC Royals game as well. During our visit to the NLBM we saw a few players from the visiting team as well!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank daniel e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Must bring the family. Such a rich history displayed with love and respect. Includes so much that is societal and gives a perspective that can make a real connection with future generations who might not otherwise "get" what sort of barriers existed and still haunt us. Well curated and very artfully done.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nothing like it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very unique and entertaining exhibit. If you are in KC, you should try to find time to do this. Good collection of materials, uniforms, and historical mementos. Also, has a great video and excellent written placards for the pieces.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank travelinlight58
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband LOVES baseball & I like baseball. I thought the information was very interesting (at one point I was even teary eyed), but it's displayed in a boring way. I enjoyed the beginning video. All of the information was on tiny posters plastered everywhere. When there was a group of people it was hard to see. My Husband really enjoyed it, I thought it was okay. Not bad for the price.

1 Thank Karleigh H
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“America's Baseball”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

I loved this museum!! The museum delivers a look not only at the history of baseball but of America and society over the years. And that baseball is a game of the world. Love the game, love the players, love the fans.

Visited January 2014
3 Thank mackey719
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