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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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One of the greatest attractions in Kansas City

This is a must see place, where it is a ton of history here and plenty to see. It is well worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David K
A Piece of History

Every Baseball lover should experience this history. It was totally amazing to see what these... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura A
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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 3 weeks ago

This is a must see place, where it is a ton of history here and plenty to see. It is well worth the visit, especially if you love baseball. Don't miss it.

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every Baseball lover should experience this history. It was totally amazing to see what these gentlemen had to endure in order to play a game that they loved.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The NLBM is a smaller museum that explores the full history of African-Americans in baseball from the Civil War through Jackie Robinson and beyond. It is laid out in a hemispherical gallery around a faux baseball field with bronze statues of famous players. The galleries...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the NLBM close to 25 times over the years. It is our “go-to”place to take out-of-town visitors. Such a loving homage to the players and fans of yesteryear. From the James Earl Jones narrated welcome video, to the players in the...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is a cultural as well as baseball experience...underscoring how baseball should have been integrated earlier. Great pictorial and written exhibits...good for ALL ages. Centerpiece of baseball field and great black players is excellent.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Go back in time and and guaranty you will learn a few things you did not know about the Negro Leagues. Displays are first class and walking on the field takes you back to earlier times.

Thank EdsonLudwig
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A good complement to Cooperstown. Well laid out. A lot of really fascinating info for anyone interested in history and baseball.

Thank Terry98027
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I've been to both Coopers Town and his museum. I was a little disappointed here and wish they would have had more about the individual players and teams. It's still a place all baseball fans so go.

Thank A3283QSjamesf
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This museum has the history of the time when blacks were not allowed to be in the Major Leagues. It was well laid out and very extensive. I had known about this a bit but the Negro leagues were a very big deal in their...More

Thank rowtreeman
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A small but thorough overview of the Negro Leagues, the men who played and the men who ran the teams and how...finally...the majors integrated and allowed these amazing athletes to play. The same building houses an interesting display on African Americans in Kansas City and...More

Thank Mina-Mary
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2 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
2 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