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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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  Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best...

  Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.

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The baseball world likes to focus on current players and teams with much of its historical perspective focused on MLB legends from the past. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The baseball world likes to focus on current players and teams with much of its historical perspective focused on MLB legends from the past. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum helps enlighten the pantheon of baseball history in a must-see way. The museum is loaded with artifacts in the hometown of one of the most successful Negro Leagues teams. Can be... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I got a good sense of not just the history and formation of the Negro Leagues, but also of the attitudes in our country at that time. Very informative and nicely arranged.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

So much history in such a little museum. This is a must visit for anyone interested in baseball or African-American history. If you are visiting KC with kids the NLBM is a place for you. For the Jazz lovers this museum shares space with American Jazz Museum.

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

It was neat, I thought I new a lot of both baseball and history. I learned even more, how great is that. It was also neat to see and listen to kids seeing and hearing for the first time how the changes have happened. Being from Minnesota the negro leagues are not talked about a lot . Since I love... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The museum provides a lot of interesting information about Negro Baseball. It's not a large museum, so it can easily be toured in an hour or less, but it's definitely a worthwhile experience.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

i don't know why we waited so long to go see this great museum. what an awesome tribute to a largely forgotten group of incredible athletes! the pictures and displays can be appreciated by all ages, and especially by baseball fans looking for a history lesson. the displays are packed into the small space, but are arranged very nicely. you... More 

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a temporary step back in time with our trip to the NLBM. It was interesting to see the history of the great Nero League ball players.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is an amazing museum full of history. My husband is a Negro Leagues history buff and they had a bunch of information he didn't even know! Definitely take some time out to do this.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We recently enjoyed a nice visit to the museum. It's a great place for anyone who likes baseball. So much history and lots to be learned.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

I am not a baseball fan so I was a little worried I might not enjoy this museum. As someone who really enjoys learning about US, post-Civil War history I found this to be a wonderful experience. The museum is small, but is well layed out with loads of information. There is a wonderful 15 minute video near the start... More 

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