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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-4603
Phone Number: +1 816-888-8100
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The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading...

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America's official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

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It amazes me every time I go. I've been several times and the history just gets you every time. Thinking of all the men who never made it home and Thanking God for the ones who... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It amazes me every time I go. I've been several times and the history just gets you every time. Thinking of all the men who never made it home and Thanking God for the ones who could. If you can up to the top, do, the view is great.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As someone with limited knowledge of World War One, the museum was hugely educational and interesting. It was laid out in a manner that allows visitors to explore the war in as much detail as their interest level and time would dictate. Amazing amount of artifacts and displays, from diaries, hand guns, rifles, swords, cars, aircraft and even an actual... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum and really explores the history of how the world ended up at war. Understanding that royals only married royals, all the kings and queens of Europe were related to each other. They took family squabbles to a whole new level. The tower is currently under renovation but they offer a rain check. Also in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This will take you about a couple of hours to walk through, great exhibits. make sure you go up to the top of the tower to get a view of the city. also park at the monument and take the 200 yard walk to old Union Station. This way you don't have to pay for parking. you can easily knock... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only WWI museum in the US. Very will done and very interesting. Quite informative. This is an absolute must see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

War is not what I want for a steady diet but this museum is worth a stop. The architecture is beautiful and the location on a hill above Union Station is breathtaking. While my friend and I were there, we counted 7 wedding parties and a gymnast using this place as a backdrop for pictures. Inside, the museum is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and stopped here on a trip to the KC area. I wasn't expecting a whole lot but was really surprised by the amount of artifacts and details in telling the story of the war to end all wars. It was also a nice memorial to those that served and sacrificed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since my grandfather was in this war I thought it was a good idea to go here. This is really a great museum, chalk full of information. If you are not an American it would be good for you too because it doesn't necessarily give an American's viewpoint of the war. Spend a lot of time reading all the information.... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The WWI Museum and Memorial stands on a hill above Union Station in Kansas City. It is the only exclusively WWI museum in the country, which is particularly important as we are at the centennial of the war. The museum is organized chronologically starting in 1914 and extending to the peace treaty in 1919. All displays except for three reproduction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission for adults is $14. That's a bargain for a museum of this quality. Bargain hunters will want to visit on Wednesdays. Every Wednesday is War Wednesday and admission is half price. The museum excels at realistic recreations of scenes troops might have seen during the war--poppy fields, trenches, no mans land--and pairs them with thousands of artifacts from both... More 

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