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Address: Kansas City, MO 64108
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Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums...

Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums and a performing arts center.

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Historic District

I visited the 18th and Vine District primarily to see the Negro League Baseball Museum. I had heard former Kansas City Monarchs baseball player Buck O'Neil describe it as an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GoVols79
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1,678 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 585 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of several areas of KC that thy have been trying to revitalize but other than a small section of 18th Street, it still needs a lot of work. Many of the redone storefront are empty and boarded up buildings are mixed in with subsidized housing. The area around the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz... More 

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Thank jehenson81
Chicago
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I could easily spend a lot of time here. as a matter of fact I did. Fun to make your own mix and jam.

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Thank syl219
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the 18th and Vine District primarily to see the Negro League Baseball Museum. I had heard former Kansas City Monarchs baseball player Buck O'Neil describe it as an epicenter for black culture and entertainment. There are some redeveloped buildings including the museums, GEM theater and the YMCA. It appears there is still further opportunity in terms of renovating... More 

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Thank GoVols79
Independence, Missouri
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403 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the District for a visit to the Gem Theatre for a Jazz Festival competition for middle, high school, and college jazz bands. The District is clean, welcoming, and full of history. There are some empty store-fronts just waiting for the right businesses. There is a past here, and there is a future here too!

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Thank travelsamc
Independence, Missouri, United States
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326 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Flowing with history. Jazz Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Castle Police Office, Arthur's Bryant's BBQ just down the street. This is a nice place for a stroll down memory lane...

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Thank Pbaglaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A lot of Black History. This establishment was awesome and educational.. A lot of unknown history. Thankful for the experience.

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Thank Elonda L
Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a must see when in Kansas City! besides eating BBQ this is a very historical and wonderful place to cruise and sight see. I used to visit Barker Temple COGIC when it was in it's hay day and sneak around the corner to the stores for candy during services. Gotta go by the GEM theater and catch a... More 

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Thank David K
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
643 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were in the 18th and Vine area when we went to see the Jazz Museum and Negro Baseball Museum. There are a few shops and restaurants in the area. Nothing big enough to make it worth a separate visit though.

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Thank RickMIusa
Ontario, California
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208 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a great area... learn about the history of Kansas City Blues (Going to Kansas City), and the culture of this area. Super friendly people, and amazing vibe.

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Thank markj4golf
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Stopped and parked at this locale. Purchased several items from street vendors. Weather was in our favor and it was a good and inexpensive visit.

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