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“Excellent and Thorough history of the Pacific Theater”

National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Wow. Who'd of thought you'd find this so far from a major city. This takes you from the Japanese invasion of China to the Hiroshima. Lots of artifacts and excellent exhibits. This took us WAY longer than we thought, but if you want to learn everything you need to know about this period of world history in three hours, this is IT. Smithsonian quality.

Thank Kat&John
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Used to be small and only in the old Nimitz Hotel but now they've expanded and have done a wonderful job.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Go early. Go to lunch. Return for more. There's so much to see, so much to learn, so much to experience. Everyone raves about the importance of this Museum.

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Lots of old folks like me. It is quite well done. Well worth your time.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Wow- this was an incredible museum. Lots to see and read. If I had a minor complaint it would be there were almost too much information. But I am not sure it could have been reduced.

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