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

Lots of lots of detail about history of WWI. Museum is free on Wednesdays. Easy to follow chronology of WWI although with so many nations involved, there were many, many areas of action at one time. Discussion of the problems of US entry into the...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was great, learned much about WWI and how dedicated Kansas City had been to this space. The architecture is amazing as well. The lawn area is expansive and there are several things nearby worth seeing as well. The history was great, easily could spend...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good friend suggested this tour given our trip to KC. We were not disappointed. What a fabulous collection and well laid out display of the major WWI history and display of artifacts. A must see for any history buff in KC.

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were there for three hours and had a personal guide. When we were finished we couldn't believe we had been there for three hours. Chris our guide did an amazing job and did a great job answering our questions. So much to see, a...More

Thank Marilynn A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool place to check out. Nice views from the tower. Lots of details on the military during the event. Lots of knowledge on communication and all countries involved. Great time.

Thank Mgarcia544
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. I spend 2hours there. I learn so much. Is a museum that everyone can enjoy and learn. I highly recommended.

Thank Elias V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best exhibits we have visited. The audio tour really does help one understand the exhibits and brings everything to life. There are a number of interactive areas as well as superb visual clips which help to show the breadth of...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really great museum, $16 entry little steep, but still worthwhile. Visit by a history buff & casual history enthusiasts but satisfying for both ends of the spectrum. Organized chronological so easy to follow events as they unfolded.

Thank Superoger
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband had not been to the WWI museum and went last weekend. It offers a variety of artifacts from uniforms to guns from various countries. The tower you can take an elevator to get up to is spectacular.

Thank kathleen m
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been here several times, and each time I learn something new. There is a lot of reading, but it's not boring the way it's laid out. Even while an adult is reading, a less patient person ;) has cannons, fox holes etc to...More

Thank 1pickyone
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What is the charge to see the museum?
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
Traveling with dogs. Is there a way to board nearby for the day?
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.
Charles E
I am travelling. is there somewhere to leave my suitcase?
9 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!