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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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2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited museums around the world and this one is among the best. I'm a history buff and can attest that for those who know little and those who know much about World War I, this museum is outstanding. From the 1926 memorial, the...More

Thank KS_Tarheel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Emotional visit and a beautiful tribute to the men and women who served during WW1. The indoor atrium is really neat

Thank gr8fuldead56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An in-depth look at WWI. It was a great experience for our teenagers to understand what precipitates war and the cost to all involved. We spent six hours at the museum (including lunch at the cafe and shopping in the gift shop) and used the...More

Thank Kara S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum. Only one like it in the country. Remarkably well-preserved artifacts. Well wort the time to visit. Tickets are valid for two days.

Thank Barney B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a very very interesting place I've been to the World War II museum in New Orleans which is more indoors but that place is very nice

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a bit unfair going here a few days after visiting the WW2 museum in New Orleans, which is the best military museum in the world. Being so interactive, the WW1 museum seems even more traditional. Don't get me wrong, the exhibits and artifacts...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't recall learning much about World War 1 in high school. The museum was laid out great, so you can follow the timeline of events. You start out with a brief film so you can get your bearings. We got the audio headsets for...More

Thank Lindaliz
Reviewed 4 days ago

This wonderful museum is a must-see for everyone who wants to better understand what the world and our nation were like 100 years ago. The admission fee is a bargain considering all that is to be seen and experienced here. Definitely take the trip up...More

Thank TravelBuddy4902
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy history this is one of the best places in the area for you. The displays in the museum help you understand what the soldiers had to work and fight with. You can go to the top of the tower and see miles...More

Thank A3283QSjamesf
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wish everyone could spend a day here. It was amazing! In fact the tickets entitle you to a 2 day entry, which we would have done if we had more time. The first thing we saw was a traveling display of large color current...More

Thank Alice C
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Sheila W | Reviewed this property |
I think you can hit the highlights in half a day. If you feel the need to read everything and look at every display, it could easily take 2 days, and your ticket ($16) is good for 2 days. Be sure and go up in the Tower for... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from V5765NPmichellet | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a small handicapped parking lot to the left of the monument. It's a little difficult to spot until you drive past the monument. Then turn to the right.
19 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