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American Jazz Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Love the concept

I had been here before, and brought my daughter's family on this visit. I remember really enjoying... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Nice museum

A very nice overview of the Kansas City jazz history. It’s in historic district along with the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors...more
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1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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Reviewed yesterday

Did not go into museum but visited the Negro Leagues which is in the same building. It looked like a very nice museum with jazz music playing as you walk in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy2758
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If jazz is your music, as it is mine, then you know that Kansas City played a prominent role in the music right up there with New Orleans, Chicago and 52nd St. It's where Count Basie came to fame, along with Lester Young and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

I had been here before, and brought my daughter's family on this visit. I remember really enjoying listening to the various samplings and explanations of jazz, but it seemed there is much less seating around the listening areas (or I have much worse standing skills)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swl781
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Visit this absolutely fabulous collection of memories; facts; sounds, and sights connected with the jazz music genre. Early on a Saturday morning, I had it to myself for the few half hour or so, and spent that and in all, a very enjoyable few hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cmacgt24
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

A very nice overview of the Kansas City jazz history. It’s in historic district along with the negro league baseball museum. Worth checking out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rpperkins1
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I had not originally planned to go to the American Jazz Museum, not realizing they were in the same building. I bought the combo ticket, and walked across where I was given a quick overview and a map. It's self-guided and self-paced, with some great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Miss Karen awed us all with her outright speech and character. She was entertainment with learning thrown in and we could've listened to her all afternoon! Very cool place!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank buttonskc
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Cool spot to learn about the history in jazz, especially for those with limited knowledge. However, for those who already have an extensive knowledge they won't find much that they didn't know before.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Analeigh V
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a good tour sight to visit for all, especially music lovers. It has history of all the great jazz musicians who music is still heard today and will live on for many more generations.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mrrrr5
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Devoted to the legends of jazz as well as local KC legends. Ella n Louie are among the museum's largest exhibits. a nice way to remember the legends as well as learn more about them.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tmyankee15
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Response from ElieDC | Reviewed this property |
I went through it in an hour or so, but was in a hurry. I’d say 1-2 to enjoy more of it.
13 February 2017|
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Response from markj4golf | Reviewed this property |
Museum: Monday - Closed Tue - Sat ..... 9 to 6 Sunday........ Noon to 6 Blue Room: Monday - 5PM to 11PM Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - Closed Thurs - 5PM to 11PM Friday - 5PM to 1AM Sat- 7PM to 1AM