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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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Address: Fredericksburg, TX
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Interesting glimpse into the past of the Nimitz family

After touring the National Pacific War Museum on the other side of the block we stopped to learn more about Admiral Nimitz, his family, and how he moved up through the ranks to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dorchester, Nebraska
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Dorchester, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After touring the National Pacific War Museum on the other side of the block we stopped to learn more about Admiral Nimitz, his family, and how he moved up through the ranks to play such an important role in winning World War II. There are a lot of family artifacts and the old building, once a busy hotel, is really... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

seen and read many things inside and learned a little about history especially interesting was the story of admiral Nimitz

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing. The information here is a nice prelude that goes nicely with the Pacific War Museum. I would definitely recommend visiting this place first then going onto the other sites.

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Murray, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a look back at Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz life and career. Includes many family photos and artifacts of his early life, military life and later years.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check in here first, to buy your Museum pass and learn about Admiral Nimitz's childhood. This site was a hotel in the late 1800-s and early 1900's. Great background on the area and the German settlers of the area.

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New Prague, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour in this museum, but could have spent more time, if we had it. So interesting that Admiral Nimitz grandfather owned the building that the museum. Is in.

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Homer, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. Was in walking distance from the National museum of the pacific war. Lots of great displays and information. Well worth the time to visit.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was a sleeper for me. I had been to Fredericksburg multiple times before I went in, an only then, because my husband and grown son wanted to go. I was shocked at the size of the museum property and at how well the exhibits are organized. The history of the once old hotel where Admiral Nimitz spent much... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A museum dedicated to the last fleet admiral in the US Navy and one of Fredericksburg's favorite sons. The building housing the museum is a reconstruction of the old Nimitz Hotel. The facility has fine documentary and physical exhibits but is thin on audio visual displays. Don't miss the Japanese garden or the wall of heroes and the ten president... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum contains a lot of history in a well organized space. The tickets are good for two days and that is good as you could easily spend several hours here. Worth the drive for sure - very impressive.

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