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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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Interesting and interactive history

I had literally no knowledge about the Negro Leagues. Even though I care little about sports, the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Michal R
Kansas City, Missouri
A True Gem!

What a fantastic treasure! This museum has so much to offer! I was amazed by how large it was once... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Columbia, 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 23 October 2016

I had literally no knowledge about the Negro Leagues. Even though I care little about sports, the museum was fascinating and well worth the trip

Thank Michal R
Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a fantastic treasure! This museum has so much to offer! I was amazed by how large it was once inside. There was a very large collection of memorabilia and the way everything is displayed is simply beautiful! This is a MUST see for everyone-not...More

Thank Cadybugg
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I love this museum because it embraces the story of brothers who played but didn't get paid. The information is for everyone who loves baseball and wants to understand the history from a perspective that embraces experiences of African Americans who played baseball back in...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is a gem, everyone should know this history. The ticket agent was not customer service oriented, but once inside you forget the rudeness and get absorbed into the history.

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Love baseball and did not know this part of the story. Prior to being allowed to play in the American League the National League allowed black players. Before then it was a struggle for the segregated black leagues to survive and survive they did and...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I had been to a reception event at the 18th & Vine entertainment district in KC just SE of the downtown area. The area is redeveloped and hosts many events but one of them that I chose to see was the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum....More

Thank WallyNorwalk_Iowa
Reviewed 6 October 2016

You don't need to spend long in this museum - my friend and I found it quite interesting. It is in the same building as the Jazz Museum so buy one ticket and visit both!

Thank PortsTraveler
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were looking for something to visit at the last minute and a friend recommended the NLBM. What a pleasant surprise. The displays are all well laid out and easy to follow. Nice short introductory movie to put things in perspective. Parking free out front...More

Thank stl1126
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband is a baseball and history fanatic - so this was a great visit. The displays are life-like and educational, the introductory film provided good context and the chronological order of the museum made it an easy way to learn and understand.

Thank HLP033
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a perfect place to visit and learn and enjoy for anyone especially baseball fans. The amount of memorabilia is astounding. I learned a lot and loved the experience.

Thank gmacohen
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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