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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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Upstate NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am not much of a war buff but this place was so impressive. One of the best historical museums I've ever seen. The volunteers there were very friendly and informative. The view from the liberty memorial tower is awesome! Definitely worth a trip when in KC.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Outstanding museum that allows one to meander throughout yet follow the chronological events, both in the wWr and elsewhere in the world, during month -to-month. Very well maintained with an unusually personal collection of artifacts that allows you to get a clear sense of the struggles a, pride, honor, and desperation. It will take 2.5 - 5 hours to get... More

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Martin, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Museum tells a very complicated story is an interesting and educational manner. The two movies that were part of the museum are well done and present a good overview of how the war started and how the U.S. entered the war. The war materials are nice, but the most impressive thing to me was the narrative provided, plus commentary... More

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Hiawatha, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the very best museums that I have been to in quite a long while. The history is well documented and is well laid out for visitors. Teens had an enjoyable time and complimented the museum which kept their interest.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I could spend a few afternoons here absorbing history. Don't let the lack of crowds chase you away. This museum is well done. Too bad it wasn't really the war to end all wars.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had the chance to visit this memorial during a recent stay in KC. In addition to a view of Kansas City that you can't get anywhere else the scope and scale of everything in the museum is impressive. It presents not only the horror of what soldiers went through in those trenches but the absurdly high cost in human... More

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KC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful museum located in the heart of Kansas City - right by Union Station (which is another must-see!) The monument is 217 feet tall and perched upon a hill - this cannot be missed when viewing the KC Skyline. The original buildings are on the same level as the monument - but the new treasure is just... More

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the museum. Information packed. Friendly staff. Great view from the tower. Did not like the walk up the big hill from Union Station

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Denver, CO, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was quite moving to be here at the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War. There was a special exhibit about how everyone thought the war would be over by Christmas. The Liberty Memorial Tower has always fascinated me. The photos and stories are touching and educational.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum has it all - an updated portion that is full of interactive displays and audio recordings. It has artifacts including tanks, firearms, uniforms, and planes. My favorite part of the museum is the portion that was built in the 1920s. Large sphinxes, murals, and a tower that commemorated the war only a decade after it happened. If you... More

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