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National World War I Museum

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Address: 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-888-8100
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Description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American...
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.
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Great piece of history

I would suggest going and visiting as this place has a lot of history. Being in my 30s this was an eye opening museum. Highly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Republic, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I would suggest going and visiting as this place has a lot of history. Being in my 30s this was an eye opening museum. Highly recommend

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

They are all gone now so what remains are artifacts, photographs, sound recordings and history. History is not really the past but it is what we know about the past and after your visit to this very fine museum you will know quite a lot. Begin with an excellent video and then walk slowly through the exhibits as the world... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing site, large, and awe-inspiring. Plan several hours to go through this Smithsonian quality museum. Some neat video experiences to view and all of the exhibits are visually stunning.

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Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and the exhibits were first rate. It would be well worth your time.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A moving and educational experience. A first Class Museum. You really need a couple of hours to see and absorb everything that is offered.

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Anita, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very well put together, with tons of intricate displays! Everything was well displayed and flowed well between each area. The family activity guide helped to keep our children interested and engaged! I would definetly recommend everyone to visit!

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Troy, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really well done museum. Lots of artifacts and information designed well. $15 ish to get in. I loved the poppy tribute, it was beautiful. The movies were well done and interesting. Parking isn't great but not terrible and it was free. I would say go early because it did get really busy so harder to read stuff and you would... More 

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Minneapolis
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

With a newly updated museum designed by the same person who did the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, this is an absoulte MUST SEE in KC. I went very early in the morning and started my tour by going up to the top of the tower for gorgeous views of KC followed by an exploration of the original smaller museums.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When I visit the WWI museum I can't help but get overcome with KC pride. Our city did a great job of preserving history. The grounds are beautiful. The Museum staff are friendly and enjoy doing their jobs. I can't think of a better way to spend a day and learn about the history of our great nation. I would... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Yet another reason to ask why is there ever war!! WW1 was especially brutal and this museum shows you that.

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