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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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Great history, great museum

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. Although it is a baseball museum it also does a wonderful job illuminating not only the sport but the true history of America before and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. Although it is a baseball museum it also does a wonderful job illuminating not only the sport but the true history of America before and after Jackie Robinson. The museum isn't large but has many diagrams and short films go along with the many pieces of memorabilia. I would predict that the average person... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Enjoy the historical history of the famous Black baseball players such as the late Buck O'Neil. The music is fantastic with a combination of jazz and R&B.

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Windsor
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Amazing,,,location a little strange,,,but the museum was terrific,,,,so many great stories,,,,a must see for all baseball fans,,,inexpensive for tickets, staff friendly

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Chicago, IL
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We visited on a Saturday early afternoon. There were a fair number of visitors. The museum is a great combination of videos, interactive exhibits, reading, audio, and memorabilia. There's quite a bit of memorabilia from the Kansas City Monarchs, a very heartwarming video of Buck O'Neil visiting a grammar school and being sung to by the kids. There is a... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are a lover of baseball, and want to know more about the history of the game before and shortly after Jackie Robinson's brave integration of the league, then a trip to this museum is for you. It details the forming of the league, and highlights the great (and largely unrecognized) players who provided entertainment for millions of fans... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a must see for anyone visiting the KC area. This is a unique museum with quite a history. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Any fan of the game, who doesn't visit and learn from this place is less of a fan for it. Great history, exhibits and price.

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Princeton, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This place is small space with a huge amount of baseball History. It was alot to take in...we spent a couple hours here. The perfect thing to do in the morning of a night game..then grab lunch!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We are baseball fans and knew about the Negro leagues from Ken Burns "Baseball" documentary as well from recent movies & documentaries on Jackie Robinson. There is a good introductory video to watch which gave an overview of the various leagues and key people. We spent more time than we had intended here because of the interesting displays, photos &... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

They have a wonderful collection of memorabilia from the era of the negro leagues but the main emphasis is the segregation issue before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Would have liked to see more videos of the players and more interviews with them. It's a wonderful and eye-opening experience. I really wish I could have met Buck O'Neil.

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