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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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An important part of American history

We attended this with two of our adult children. Explained early history of baseball and efforts to... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Janice K
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Kansas City, Missouri
A Great place to visit for any baseball fan

I grew up a Royals fan and still get back to KC time & again. This was my first visit to the NLBM... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Mlbpafan
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Berthoud
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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
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We attended this with two of our adult children. Explained early history of baseball and efforts to keep blacks out of the game. Sad to see the lengths people would go to to prevent others from participating. An important part of our history to know.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I grew up a Royals fan and still get back to KC time & again. This was my first visit to the NLBM. The history and relations to the KC area make this place a treat to visit. The stories and artifacts they have inside...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are a baseball fan and visiting Kansas City, you must stop at this museum. It doesn't take too long to go through but there is so much history that people don't know is connected to the Negro Leagues or Kansas City like the...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This museum was filled with information about a baseball league that I only vaguely knew existed. I realized by the end of my visit that this league represented one of the many inequalities of our 1940's and 1950's culture. The exhibits did an excellent job...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A great museum with a great story. Tells of the troubles and triumphs the black player had in the early to mid 1900's. told from a positive point of view of the players and fans. Definitely worth a stop!

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, lots of reading and tons of history. They have a few areas show films to kind of break up all the reading. We did the Jazz Museum too and they have tickets both for $15. Gift shop at Baseball Museum is also where...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

This very well done gem of a museum is still an "unkown" in Kansas City. A ton of information is very well presented around the Field of Legends...life style representations of some of the pioneers of integrated baseball clubs. Many artifacts from the league and...More

Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Negro leagues Baseball Museum is a MUST an actual BUCKET LIST for Baseball fans and non fans alike. While we were there on a closed to the public event, The host / was amazing the properties artifacts are unbelieveable

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very well done chronicle of the history of the Negro Leagues with informative videos and excellent displays. Well worth the visit and the $10 admission ticket is good for 2 days .. Located adjacent to the Jazz Museum and a combination ticket can be purchased...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

not in the glamorous part of town but a lot of history inside the museum. learned a lot on my trip, but its more of a reading dialogue as you walk around versus cooperstown which is a lot of "awe" of historic pieces on display....More

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Response from Winston C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, check website. But is wheelchair friendly.
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Response from Winston C | Reviewed this property |
No, not a little kids exhibit...yes, lots of pics and reading BUT really interesting for young baseball lovers.
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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
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