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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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Learned Something New

This is a rather small museum, but it was really packed with information. There was lots of things... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marsi M
North Bergen, New Jersey
Interesting history

I really enjoyed this..it was put together beautifully and it is worth the $10 admission price...if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago

This is a rather small museum, but it was really packed with information. There was lots of things to read, and it gave an insight to a world we never knew about. This was a really educational experience and regardless of the fact of if...More

Thank Marsi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this..it was put together beautifully and it is worth the $10 admission price...if you are a baseball fan you will definitely love this...they had a short film that was very enlightening and interesting ..a must see in this area

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not a huge baseball fan, but this is so much more than baseball. It's American history... the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's amazing the trials and tribulations experienced by African Americans, and how the trail blazing athletes helped bring a much needed...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the museum because I love baseball and had some experience with the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues. There is a lot to read with fewer artifacts than I would have wished for, but still a great experience.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Every time I go to the Negro Leagues Museum I find something I missed before. Plan on seeing the movie about the history of Black citizens of Kansas City and learn so many things about great baseball in the years before Jackie Robinson.

Thank mccd
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It would be sad to be near Kansas City and miss this museum. Gives you a glimpse at the incredible Negro players and their lives. Makes you truly appreciate the courage of Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and others. You will just fall in love with...More

Thank Grammyjune
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Look to the originals of Negro League baseball before the break through of Jackie Robinson. There were some great players that sadly were not allowed to play in the Major Leagues. What a waste of talent that comes from nothing but prejudice.

Thank Bruce V
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a great museum! There is a very informative film at the beginning. There is a lot of reading and only a few artifacts, but I really enjoyed it. It goes over a lot of the civil rights issues at the time, which is...More

Thank sjr1974
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Finally made it out to see this gem in Kansas City. Be sure to catch the 15-minute movie narrated by James Earl Jones. The National Anthem was amazing. The museum has a lot of information and it is well laid out and it wheelchair accessible....More

Thank TLG056
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this small museum. The opening 15 min introductory video narrated by James Earl Jones was very informative. The singing of the National Anthem was very simple and moving. There was a lot to read but you could move through as...More

Thank AlleyahNorthCarolina
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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
5 January 2015|
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Response from BostonBabeBoston_MA | Reviewed this property |
1 hour