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National World War I Museum and Memorial

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum with lots of history and 2 short movies. WWI Wednesdays are half price entry. We especially loved the poster exhibits, Aces exhibit, and tower.

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such a great museum. Discount tickets for seniors, military, students and children. They have a small theater where you watch an introduction movie before you enter into the museum. The museum is filled with relics from all different years of the war ranging...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great 1/2 day trip. Excellent museum with unbelievable information and memorabilia. Volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and informative

Thank Tracybozz
Reviewed yesterday

This is undoubtedly one of the best museums I've ever been to. The flow of exhibits caters to everyone, from the casual observer to even the biggest history buff with mad need to detail. Two different automated exhibits give an easily accessible overview of events...More

Thank Sage H
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting. Set up differently then most museums I've been to and i liked it. The Sunday live reenactment was especially interesting. Very knowledgable volunteers!

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having a deep respect for our nations and the worlds military forces, visiting the WW1 museum is a must for visitors or residents of Kansas City. Aside from the main exhibit, the flanking memorials and tower are amazing to experience. Reading about the Marines that...More

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have a 5 & 10 yr old and it was a bit challenging to really enjoy and keep them corralled and not getting bored. The whole thing is top notch throughout, and if you are a history buff like myself you will not be...More

Thank 417conessoiur
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a truly stunning museum, one of the best historical museums we've ever visited. It has an amazing breadth of artifacts and does an amazing job of presenting the complex origins, conduct and repercussions of this horrible conflict. The material is presented in multiple...More

Thank BobHoward9
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view from the tower was unbelievable. The staff were very helpful and informative. It was an amazing museum.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very hot walk from the station to the museum, but a phenomenal museum, well worth the time to visit.

Thank Ian B
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Gene G | Reviewed this property |
Adults $16.00 Seniors 65 years and up $14.00 Students 18 years and over with student ID $14.00 Youth ages 6-17 $10.00 Under age 6 free
28 May 2017|
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Response from DYfromKC | Reviewed this property |
Kate's Canine Resort is at 2829 Main Street, which is just about directly across from the entrance to the Memorial & Museum. There are other places & this one is the nearest.
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8 May 2017|
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Response from karenbW2938ZU | Reviewed this property |
I would call the museum and see what they have to say. I don't remember seeing anywhere, but then again, I wasn't looking!