We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Travellers' Choice award winner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4603
Phone Number:
+1 816-888-8100
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,406 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2908
    Excellent
  • 407
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
War and History buffs a must

A great place to go for World War history. The displays are very good , easy to see and read. I didn't go in the tower but everyone says it is fun and you can see for miles. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
bowlesda47
,
Olathe, Kansas
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

3,406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,356: English reviews
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to go for World War history. The displays are very good , easy to see and read. I didn't go in the tower but everyone says it is fun and you can see for miles. The outside platform was great for overlooking the city, especially Union Station. I understand they are going to add more displays in... More 

Helpful?
Thank bowlesda47
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had walked over from the Sheraton. It was a great walk with lots of steps. I wish we had more time. So much great information. This is a two day visit. All the volunteers were friendly and informative. I highly recommend it to families of middle or high school aged kids and up.

Helpful?
Thank Mandy R
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in KC and had never made it to the WW Museum! We were pleasantly surprised with the museum. We took a tour and learned so much! The history that was captured at his museum is incredible! The setting is gorgeous and the view of the city is awesome! I would recommend this for everyone!

Helpful?
Thank sammy17
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Libert Memorial is the only WWI monument in the country and this museum and experience are not to be missed. To learn about the struggles of the servicemen and the toll on our country in the face of such devastation and adversity made me really appreciate what those individuals sacrificed and did for all of us. Truly a moving... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susie B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums in the United States. Easy to follow exhibits, videos that give context for the time, and friendly docents make this museum a must see for anyone in Kansas City.

Helpful?
Thank Sonya L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through Missouri and had wanted to see the Kansas city museum but it was closed so opted for this one instead. Loved it! Was incredibly creative and well done, educational, and most of all - all of the staff were really nice and very knowledgeable.

Helpful?
Thank Can_Nah
Basehor, Kansas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see if you're in KC and have time. Incredible. I learned so much more than I knew. Easy to follow timelines and exhibits. The movie was good as well.

Helpful?
Thank Ryan M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for business. I had a free afternoon. Being a military retiree and a semi-history buff. I thought I would check out this museum. It is a nice a museum. I would recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Ron P
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea this fabulous museum existed so close to our home in Wichita. A great and thorough tribute to those who served in WWI.

Helpful?
Thank cjogroup
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history and taking the time to read about and look at the artifacts, this is the place for you. It also includes interactive dioramas and more. I spent the entire day there. If you do not like to take in information, you might not be there as long. Check for half price days and applicable discounts. Their... More 

Helpful?
Thank BudgetButSafe

Travellers who viewed National World War I Museum and Memorial also viewed

 

Been to National World War I Museum and Memorial? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National World War I Museum and Memorial and other visitors
18 questions
Ask a question
HOT SPRINGS
7 months ago
Portland, Oregon
6 months ago

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from National World War I Museum and Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?