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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 100 Attractions in Kansas City
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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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has samples of everything used in the Great War Multimedia exhibits help in understanding the people and the places of the war. The somber Liberty Memorial tower stands as a lasting remembrance of those who sacrificed their all for the world peace.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It should be the national WW I Museum. It's the only one of its kind. Just a great museum. There are many areas of it that are very interesting. The outdoors towers give a great view. The building itself is quite unique.

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Vancouver, Canada
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76 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

For many people this phrase means nothing. It is not a matter of trying not to forget - they did not know in the first place. If you are one of those people who never learned much (or anything) about The Great War then you really need to visit this museum. If you already now a fair bit about the... More

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syracuse, ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was the best place we visited in KC. It is well laid out, very educational, far more than just a museum, a travel back through history.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I liked going up in the tower. I liked all the old guns. I liked the old guys that told me some of the history about the Great war.

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Overland Park
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30 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

KC native and for some reason we just hadn't made the trip to see the museum. Now, i wish we would have done it years ago. Fantastic displays, timelines and information on all things WW1. The added benefit of interactive displays plus, the views from the top of the Liberty Memorial (which are THE BEST in KC) all make this... More

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Due West, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The National World war I Museum was an unexpected surprise in Kansas City. It is a modern museum with excellent exhibits: a recreated section of trench, a French tank from World War I and much more. There are also many interactive exhibits, and small booths where visitors can listen to selections of period music, poetry and literature. Definitely worth a... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A beautiful and emotional tribute to the men and women who fought and to the victims of the Great War. Done in taste and style, I was very impressed by the displays and by the knowledgable volunteers. Don't miss it!

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St. Louis, Mo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very educational experience. I don't think most Americans know the details of this war and how much it affected future generations. Lots of artifacts! Highly recommend it. Enjoyed going up the Liberty Tower-great view of the city skyline! Ticket price covers 2 days admission and the tower.

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Las Vegas, NV
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great piece of history in mid-America. I love history and have started to enjoy it even more later in life. This is another one of those "finds" that I can't believe I've missed in numerous trips to KC.

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