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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4603
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+1 816-888-8100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great visit with a lot of information1

This is a great place for the WWI enthusiast or anyone just wanting to learn more about that war. There are not many memorials around the US for WWI but this one is of good... read more

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place for the WWI enthusiast or anyone just wanting to learn more about that war. There are not many memorials around the US for WWI but this one is of good quality.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not to missed! The machinery of war, the trenches, the displays and the films contribute to a world class experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The musuem was very educational and u can go up the tower to see the aerial view of kansas city, mo. There are tours available inside and some digital devices to help you through every bits and pieces of information about WWI.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Compact, but informative, with extensive collection of WWI memorabilia including trucks/ambulances. Architecture of memorial ahead of its time, and the tower is a must for the view.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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We are very fortunate here in Kansas City to have such a wonderful display and exhibit...It's top notch in every way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We truly enjoyed the museum. Very informative and interesting. Great exhibits. My 11 year old son was very into it with the help of the scavenger hunt provided. Truly helped hold his interest from start to finish. The staff and/or volunteers that work there are simply the best. Every last person working there that we came into contact with us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible overview and in depth exhibits that gives you a complete glimpse of the history of the war and involvement around the globe.

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Kansas City
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a world class experience! Perfect for veterans, children and anyone interested in history. The museum has a real feeling of "being there" and is not too frightening for children. The ride to the top of the tower is well worth the trip and made fun by the actual elevator operator. Give at least two hours or more to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Learn things you never knew. Material presented in an interesting fashion. Exhibits change so keep coming back. Ask for a volunteer to guide you. Views from the tower are spectacular. Great view of Union Station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the top sites that visitors must visit when in KC! Beautiful art, great historical museum, and wonderful landmark!

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