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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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Presentation is Excellent

A good complement to Cooperstown. Well laid out. A lot of really fascinating info for anyone... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Seattle, Washington
seldom seen or understood history

I've been to both Coopers Town and his museum. I was a little disappointed here and wish they... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Parkville, Missouri
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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 20 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 17 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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

One of my former teachers and I went for a Royals game and visited NLBM. WHAT A THRILL! One of the great museums I've seen. Smithsonian quality. Tells the great story of the Negro Leagues. We left awed, and I would recommend to any baseball...More

Thank Wil G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Seeing this museum brought tears to my eyes. It was just amazing to see how African Americans really changed the game & how we evolved in the game. Much respect to those players & courage.

Thank kathyhN2409JO
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal presentation of an important part of American history. It portrays the shameful racist behavior of segregation that was normalized until the civil right movement. The exhibits demonstrate the rich culture that the Negro Leagues brought to communities. It also shows that inclusion benefits us...More

Thank nolee707
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Combo tickets for both jazz and baseball for 3 adults and 4 kids aged 5-8yrs old. We spent 4 hrs at this building and could've stayed longer!! Exhibits in both areas were so interesting and the jazz side was super interactive and the kids liked...More

Thank anniefannie44
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It takes about 2 hours if you read everything and watch the movie. The president of the museum gives great tours and is clearly on a mission to share the history of baseball segregation and the endurance lessons those men taught us. The museum is...More

Thank Mama-rules
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Loved this place when we visited. Great for the whole family. There is wonderful history that should be preserved. Especially great for baseball lovers.

Thank Bdub65
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3 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
3 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