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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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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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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... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great museum with lots of great displays and I learnt a lot of new facts about WWI. The views from the monument are amazing. Very highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an exceptional Museum for history buffs. The volunteers working inside were engaging and full of cool "fun facts" We spent 3 hours inside walking around but could have been there for several more hours. As good or better than Smithsonian locations in DC

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum and memorial is a must see when in the Kansas City area. The museum is so well-organized and the "audio-tour" is the way to enhance your experience. Displays are well-organized and really tell the story of WWI - a wonderful experience if you are a history buff or if you know nothing about WWI prior to visiting. While... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here and were very pleased with the content and the exhibits and lots of background info to understand the whys and wherefores of the first WW. If you are a history buff or just want to know more about the war, go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this memorial while on a trolley tour of Kansas City. After the tour, we went back to the memorial and took the self guided tour inside. We also went to the top and got amazing views of Kansas City. We will definitely return and we really enjoyed the two day option enabling guests to come back at... More 

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