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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 2014
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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Kansas City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went with a group of people and had a guide. His presentations were very interesting. We liked the displays of the artifacts, it brought the museum to life. Because we had a guide, he was limited to 2 hours. I would suggest going back through after the presentation. You miss so much. We went up to the Liberty Memorial... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum was quite busy on a recent Saturday, possibly due to the extra attention related to the 100th anniversary of the start of the war. But it is worth it no matter how crowded. Galleries feature a central timeline with smaller items, while surrounding displays include collections and larger pieces. The first half discusses the war prior to America's... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A friend told me about this memorial and I couldn't believe that I had never heard of it before. The monument alone is fantastic. it is beautiful and gives great view of the city. The museum is well laid out. Everyone in our group enjoyed from my 9 year old son to my 74 year old mother.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A spectacular museum. Visiting British historians commented that it was superior to their WWI museums. Start with the not too long film that gives you a great understanding of world affairs immediately prior to the war. Go up in the tower for great KC view. Not to be missed unless you have no interest in history.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff, this is the place for you!! The carefully thought out history of how WW1 began, the details of the visual time line. The volunteers add to the charm! I'd tell you more, there is simply too much to tell!!! A must see. And a must to the top of the tower to over look... More

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I can't believe I didn't know about this place, I stumbled on it because of TripAdvisor. It is outstanding! They did a great job of chronicling "the war to end all wars" and have excellent props. I'm sure there are WWI museums with more artifacts in Europe, but I was more into the educational aspect anyway as well as the... More

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Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum is a must see! The volunteers were extremely friendly and helpful, building is beautiful along with the views from the observation deck! The entire museum is full of artifacts and history from beginning to the end of the war. It is hard to put into words how important it is to visit this museum, you really are changed... More

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Salem Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One hundred years ago events began to occur that would create the modern world as we know it today. To that War which changed everything there is only one National Museum located in Kansas City Missouri. Sitting on a hill which provides great photo opportunities of downtown Kansas City gives the visitor not only the usual museum memorabilia of glass... More

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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This museum is full of a lot of information that many people are unaware of. on how and why the wars overseas happened.

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Easton, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Having toured all the iconic museums in Wash, DC, THIS ONE IS ON PAR OR BETTER THAN ANY of those. The artifacts, videos and timeline were so well done that you are simply swept up in the culture & feelings of the war. Plan on spending at least 3-4 hours( maybe more) to fully take it in.

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