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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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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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Best museum on WWI

I was intrigued with this museum experience. Sights and sounds take you there. Really interactive for bringing history alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was intrigued with this museum experience. Sights and sounds take you there. Really interactive for bringing history alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most unusual war memorials. It is history, artifacts and more. The reproduction of a bomb in a trench was amazing. The entrance was moving

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a history buff or just intreiged with history, this is your place! We took our 10 & 6 year old grandsons & couldn't get them out of the building. Visuals & hands on interaction were amazing. Also the attendants were very informative & helpful with our visit. We even ran into a couple of LA Raiders vists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to go to the top of the tower, it has the BEST 360 view of Kansas City and the tower is included in the price of the museum ticket. Also good to know; first go across the street to the Federal Reserve to the Money Museum which is free to enter. They will give you a coupon for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never really understood the circumstances surrounding WW1. This exhibit is informative, well designed and moving! I was immersed in a world I did not know from the time I crossed the bridge over the poppy field, watched the introductory film, explored the war from 1914 to 1916, sat over the battlefield and absorbed the multimedia production and then went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

World War I and the Korean War often take a back seat to Vietnam and World War II in terms of history lessons and "press coverage" but are equal representations of the sacrifice and unreal bravery that young American men and women possess and should be talked about more often. Having two Grandfathers that served in Korea, and as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

History buffs will be wowed at the architecture, extensive collection, location (across from union station, also worth a look...eat at Harvey's diner), and the canteen. The docents are excellent, the rooms spacious, and overall easy to navigate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would never have believed such a great museum resides in Kansas City Missouri. If you love guns, military uniforms and the like, this place is a blast. But it is also very good at presenting the educational side of WWI in an engaging way. I never cared about WWI till I visited this place. I only cared about WWII. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great and my kids really enjoyed it! It was very clean and the staff was nice and very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great museum! Nicely organized and very educated and passionate volunteers! Highly recommend!

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