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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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Great Museum of a Forgotten Period

The museum tells the history of negro league baseball, prior to the integration of the major... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hltrjk
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Chicago, Illinois
It's a Hit

I really enjoyed my time at this museum. The exhibits were enlightening and entertaining. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin H
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Opened in 1991, this museum is a tribute to some of baseball's best unknown players.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum tells the history of negro league baseball, prior to the integration of the major leagues with Jackie Robinson. Very interesting players and characters, nicely laid out.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time at this museum. The exhibits were enlightening and entertaining. I learned a lot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place, but plenty of fascinating artifacts to peruse and an excellent historical account of the Negro Leagues. Seats from old stadiums, and signed baseballs from Negro Leaguers were the highlights, but there isn't a bad part to this fascinating museum.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a Hall of Fame, but it is a very nice museum, that captures the history of segregation, while elegantly describing and depicting the history of Negro baseball, primarily before Jackie Robinson. It seems hard to believe that this occurred, not that long...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum. It is laid out in chronological order and has numerous photographs, items and specialized displays. As opposed to much of the nonsense you see or hear in the news these days, this puts a very real face on the impact...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I would like to say this museum gave me chills. It is well done all-around. There is local parking available and the admission fees are very reasonable (under $10). I could stay there for hours but was somewhat rushed for time. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Baseball pats itself on the back for breaking the color barrier. Of course, the only thing stopping MLB was, well, themselves. This museum is a great view into a different time, with baseball as the backbone. The opening video was outstanding, and I especially enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Loved this place, except some of the signs are in tiny print. In addition to abundant memorabilia, including a vast selection of signed baseballs, there is emphasis on the historical reason for the league and treatment by whites of blacks during the Jim Crow era...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I was really glad that we took the opportunity to visit. It doesn't appear to be located in the best part of town, but the museum is very nice. It's not that large, but it has memorabilia displayed well, there is a lot of history...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

If you like baseball, if you like history, if you like baseball, history AND baseball history, you will LOVE the Negro League Baseball Museum. It’s hard to believe there was ever a “color boundary” in baseball, and I get so sad when i (as a...More

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Ann B
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Response from Winston C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, check website. But is wheelchair friendly.
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vgaidelis
6 March 2018|
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Response from Winston C | Reviewed this property |
No, not a little kids exhibit...yes, lots of pics and reading BUT really interesting for young baseball lovers.
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2 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
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