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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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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If you like baseball, go!!!

Rich in history with great exhibits and short films. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and read everything and saw one of the films in entirety. Absolutely loved it and wished my kids were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Scarsdale, New York
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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rich in history with great exhibits and short films. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and read everything and saw one of the films in entirety. Absolutely loved it and wished my kids were with me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

History unfold as you walk around a timeless collection. You will have a much deeper understanding and respect for the Negro Leagues when you leave. Do not miss if in KC.

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Beaufort, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times. I enjoy it so much and when someone comes to visit it is on my got to go list. The exhibits are nice to listen to, educational and the music is great. When you go make sure you go on the field and imagine Buck Oneil, who used to visit my church in Topeka,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They had this and the Jazz museum next to each other, give time to go to both. This was really well done. Small, but they packed a lot of stuff in, and discussed issues such as integration. There is a film that is between jazz and NLBM, and go see it. It talks about the area and how that was... More 

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Lexington, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good museum. Went for the first time and I was very impressed. Learned a lot of history. If ever you are in the area you should make a point to see this museuml

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NLBM puts the integration of baseball into the context of integration in society as a whole through the use of a timeline linking major national milestones, such as civil rights legislation, to baseball events. Who knew that there were so many Negro Leagues teams traveling around the country for more than 30 years?? This is a part of the... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured this museum in conjunction with the adjacent jazz museum. An enlightening bit of American history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the 18th and Vine District, I took my son (12) and daughter (9) to the NLBM before Christmas. The kids had a great time. It helped that they had read books about Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige, but the videos and artifacts were awesome. Highly recommended.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love baseball and baseball history come to this museum. It tells the story of Negro baseball in the USA before blacks were allowed to play in the Majors or Minor leagues. See all the stories about winners and losers in the league. See the uniforms of the various teams and towns. It is well done and for the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're a true baseball enthusiast, take an afternoon, travel to the 18th and Vine district, and delve into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Not only is this an extremely informative excursion about the roots of the Negro Leagues, but also a true eye opener to the racial divide that existed, as well as the enormous athletes these players were.... More 

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