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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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The setting is very impressive and inside there are actual settings of the war along with interactive areas. There was lots of docents about to answer questions and they were knowledgeable and friendly. You can go up the tower to get a 360 view of the area if that is your thing. The huge wall sized painting has a unique... More

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Kimberling City, Mo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went here on 9/11/14 and what a perfect place to visit on that day. Just walking up to it and seeing that tower is amazing,but the inside is fabulous. It is laid out in a horseshoe type display. You cross the bridge. As you cross you look thru the glass below at 1000 poppies. Each stands for 100,000 men... More

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New York City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent docents and very engaging living history programs. Also an excellent example of art deco monument architecture. If you have 2 hours the museum is well worth a walk through. If there are re-enactments and living history events spend half the day.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We hadn't planned to stop here, but it was close to another attraction we visited. I am very glad we did stop, as this is a powerful and moving experience. The displays were very informative and interesting. A definite recommendation for others to pay tribute to heroes of our country.

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Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We didn't have time to go in the museum but did walk around the memorial. Absolutely AMAZING you MUST stop. Free to walk around the memorial

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a world class museum. People blow it off because it is KC. The exhibits are moving and very well done. From the moment you walk n you know it is a different experience.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took a veteran friend and I felt the tears roll down my face. Great views of city as set atop a bluff overlooking downtown KC. It is a wonderful celebrations of our Nation.

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Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National WWI museum. We found it through trip advisor! Very inexpensive and well worth the time!

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Liberty, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Inspiring architecture outside and moving displays inside. I've been twice for over three hours each time and don't feel I've seen it all yet.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Coming from the UK I am spoiled for choice with the Imperial War Museum sites, but this is a brilliant exhibition contained in a magnificent structure, thankfully restored, and a significant contribution to the understanding of this conflict. The artefacts are wide ranging and expertly arranged. Also the people are so friendly and knowledgeable. I did not know this place... More

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