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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
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Thrill of our trip

One of my former teachers and I went for a Royals game and visited NLBM. WHAT A THRILL! One of the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Wil G
Forgotten History

Seeing this museum brought tears to my eyes. It was just amazing to see how African Americans... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
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Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
+1 816-221-1920
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

One of my former teachers and I went for a Royals game and visited NLBM. WHAT A THRILL! One of the great museums I've seen. Smithsonian quality. Tells the great story of the Negro Leagues. We left awed, and I would recommend to any baseball...More

Thank Wil G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Seeing this museum brought tears to my eyes. It was just amazing to see how African Americans really changed the game & how we evolved in the game. Much respect to those players & courage.

Thank kathyhN2409JO
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal presentation of an important part of American history. It portrays the shameful racist behavior of segregation that was normalized until the civil right movement. The exhibits demonstrate the rich culture that the Negro Leagues brought to communities. It also shows that inclusion benefits us...More

Thank nolee707
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Combo tickets for both jazz and baseball for 3 adults and 4 kids aged 5-8yrs old. We spent 4 hrs at this building and could've stayed longer!! Exhibits in both areas were so interesting and the jazz side was super interactive and the kids liked...More

Thank anniefannie44
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It takes about 2 hours if you read everything and watch the movie. The president of the museum gives great tours and is clearly on a mission to share the history of baseball segregation and the endurance lessons those men taught us. The museum is...More

Thank Mama-rules
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Loved this place when we visited. Great for the whole family. There is wonderful history that should be preserved. Especially great for baseball lovers.

Thank Bdub65
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A well designed museum that tells the story of the Negro Leagues, its history and players and how Jim Crow left these great talents out of the majors. There's a great display of a ball field with life sized bronze statues of the great players...More

Thank dbett
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is truly a must see! It was such an amazing experience. There was so much to see and learn about the history of the Major league baseball and our history within it. My husband was in awe of all the historic memorabilia on display.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Just getting to list some of the favorite trips I have had the fortune of taking with my job and family. This is one trip that stands out. I have loved baseball all my life, and this inspirational museum is definitely a must see for...More

Thank gustav1227
Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you spend time in KC, MO........please go to the baseball Negro Museum. It is so informative and great viewing.

Thank DannyWasserman
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3 October 2017|
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Response from dorcasm772 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent out the space. I do not know the amount for the hourly rate. My group rented the whole venue for about 6 hours plus the patio area. We had buses to drop us off and pick up. Plus we had an outside... More
3 October 2017|
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Response from patriciagN839PF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You would have to contact them
5 January 2015|
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Response from LAMCD258 | Reviewed this property |
You should allow a couple hours, it's not huge but there is lots to see, you could breeze through in one hour, if you like to look at the details then plan on 2. There is also an adjacent Jazz museum and you could do both... More