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National World War I Museum

100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-888-8100
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Ranked #1 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal... more » Owner description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. With one of the greatest collections of World War I artifacts anywhere in the world, the new state-of-the-art complex uses highly-interactive technology to bring history to life. The Museum is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the corner of Pershing and Main. « less
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Every time to KC my wife and I stop here; to walk around the grounds or atop the memorial to view the lovely KC skyline is free. And the views are very good! The museum is good, lots of history. Great for all ages for a quick visit or several hours.

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Conrad, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The WWI museum is a must stop for anyone into history. This museum explained it all! You start by learning about the beginning of the war an what it was like in Europe before the USA got involved. I am from the USA, but I thought that it would even be interesting for foreign tourists. This war was not just... More

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

An amazing museum with many spectacular exhibits, including hands-on exhibits for kids. A perfect place for the whole family!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful tribute to the War to end all Wars. Walking over the battlefield with all the poppies was very emotional. Lots of weapons, uniforms, artifact, & info.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Excellent source of history. The World War two vets are the backbone of our country. A must see for history buffs.

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the only World War I museum in the world, to my knowledge. Newly renovated in a monument designed at the end of the Great War and dedicated by all the allied generals. Across the street from Union Station and from Crown Center. A jewel.

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Manton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This WW I War National Museum is smaller in scale then other museums but you still need to allow at least 3 hours to adequately view each exhibit and watch the informational films. We particulary enjoyed the wall showing the time frame of events, with exerpts from letters written - very moving. We then took an elevator to the second... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great exhibit, history buffs will enjoy, kids like it. There is a great view of the city from here. Close to other venues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are a history buff you will love this place! It was a bit boring for me after a couple of hours. I went through it pretty fast, too. So, plan on a half day if you love to see historical artifacts and read about them. The displays are very well done and some are interactive. If you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fascinating to see the structure and exhibits that help us remember WWI. Nice view from the top, too.

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