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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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  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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A great museum with a great story. Tells of the troubles and triumphs the black player had in the early to mid 1900's. told from a positive point of view of the players and fans... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Bear, Delaware
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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A great museum with a great story. Tells of the troubles and triumphs the black player had in the early to mid 1900's. told from a positive point of view of the players and fans. Definitely worth a stop!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, lots of reading and tons of history. They have a few areas show films to kind of break up all the reading. We did the Jazz Museum too and they have tickets both for $15. Gift shop at Baseball Museum is also where they take tickets, after being ignored for what seemed like forever by staff we just... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This very well done gem of a museum is still an "unkown" in Kansas City. A ton of information is very well presented around the Field of Legends...life style representations of some of the pioneers of integrated baseball clubs. Many artifacts from the league and a great timeline of what else was going on in the country at the time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Negro leagues Baseball Museum is a MUST an actual BUCKET LIST for Baseball fans and non fans alike. While we were there on a closed to the public event, The host / was amazing the properties artifacts are unbelieveable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very well done chronicle of the history of the Negro Leagues with informative videos and excellent displays. Well worth the visit and the $10 admission ticket is good for 2 days .. Located adjacent to the Jazz Museum and a combination ticket can be purchased for $15

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East Greenville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

not in the glamorous part of town but a lot of history inside the museum. learned a lot on my trip, but its more of a reading dialogue as you walk around versus cooperstown which is a lot of "awe" of historic pieces on display. still would recommend if you have 2 hours to walk through for a baseball fan.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum share this complex. Admission is $10 for one or $15 for both. We did both. The baseball museum was of more interest to us that the jazz. There is a good overview of how the Negro Leagues started and prospered until baseball was finally combined after the Jackie Robinson era.... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We happened upon this museum strolling around in downtown Kansas City and was pleasantly surprised to learn so much about baseball and the Negro Leagues. The gift shop was great and reasonably priced. I am personally not a baseball fanatic but the information given at this museum was really appreciated. And it's located inside the Jazz museum so you could... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

For fans of baseball, this is a must see. My wife and I spent roughly two hours perusing this small, but highly informational museum. You'll learn about heroes past (Paige, Robinson, etc.) and maybe even find some new ones worth googling later! Very cool spot, worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I am NOT a baseball fan but the history lesson I received at this museum was really appreciated. The museum is not big but you can spend a couple of hour here is you take the time to really ingest the entire exhibit. Don't miss this!

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