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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 80 Attractions in Kansas City
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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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.
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Corydon, Iowa
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76 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The National World War I Museum is one of the best designed, most comprehensive museums I have ever seen. Downstairs is the permanent exhibit. Your visit begins with a brief film giving a background of world events leading up to the war. Then you enter the part of the museum that documents the war before the U.S. was involved. There... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The National WWI Museum is extensive, impressive, and above all informative, not only inside, but the building itself also. Allow enough time, as you could easily spend a full day and not see it all. Having lived in Belgium all of my life, World War I memorials, books, exhibits and graveyards are never far away. France is pretty close and... More

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anaheim
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very informative and well displayed museum. I have been to the World War II Museum in New Orleans and this is a fine companion to it. The exhibits are really displayed well and it is very informative. My only problem is that I wish I had more time, Be sure to buy a combo ticket to go... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The view from the top of the memorial during the day is good. On a clear day you can see for miles. However, the view of the city at night is pretty unbelievable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Honor those before us, for they are our true hero's. They gave their live's so that we may be free. 11-22-2014,(Little Sorrel). This Memorial is really an awsome place to visit. Be prepared to do some walking and do take your time in doing so. It is a beautiful , yet a very powerful place to be. I think everyone... More

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Sherwood, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I was blown away by the artifacts and information that was gathered for the museum. If you are the type that gets a natural high off of history, war information and static displays...then this place is for you. There is a little bit of everything for everyone to see. As you make your way through the museum, it will come... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The National World War I Museum is organized chronologically. You can walk along a timeline and circulate among heavy and light artillery, military dress and gear, aircraft, bombs, and vehicles. Oversize panels use pictures and large-font text to tell stories, mixing detailed facts with the general narrative. The first half of the exhibit is introduced by a film that sets... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

loved the history and took the elevator up to the top of the pier. Awesome view of Kansas City. The workers were friendly and helpful

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I live in Lee's Summit, MO and after visiting this museum with my husband it has now become a "must see" for all our out of town guests. Even after multiple visits it never gets old and there is always something new to learn because you can't take it all in with one visit.

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Seringes-et-Nesles, Picardie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I are here in KC for the specific purpose of visiting the National WWI Museum. The collection is extensive, impressive, moving, and informative. The wonderful volunteers make navigating the galleries and maximizing your visit with guided tours an even more pleasant experience. The museum has a gift shop and cafe with fresh, delicious eats at reasonable prices.... More

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