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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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Very interesting - well done exhibits

You don't need to spend long in this museum - my friend and I found it quite interesting. It is in... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Very Nice Secret

We were looking for something to visit at the last minute and a friend recommended the NLBM. What... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Saint Louis, 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 7 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
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A very nicely done museum regarding a piece of history I knew very little about. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but this still held my interest and I learned a lot. There is a great movie as well the talks about the history of...More

Thank WG89519
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wonderful visit, the Baseball History is enlightening. To learn that the Negro League was first to have night game, amazing. I really like this Museum and would love to return with grandkids.

Thank Handyman247
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I am sure that if one wanted to learn more about the Negro Leagues, it's association with Kansas City, and the culture and history of this aspect of American life, it would be beneficial. I thought it was going to offer that and so much...More

3  Thank LeBonCatulus
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The museum was pretty cool, lots of reading, neat artifacts. If you are a baseball fan you will find this interesting.

Thank theseattlegirl
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It was OK, just average. Took about an hour or so to see everything. The introductory film was good. $10 admission is a little steep for a museum of this size.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took a friend who had lived in KC for a few years and was moving back to Michigan. We had a great time exploring Negro Leagues Baseball history. One of the more interesting facts was that there was actually a barnstorming team in the...More

Thank Marcene S
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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