We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National World War I Museum

100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-888-8100
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 100 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

1,298 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,106
    172
    17
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited, and we had different favorite parts. My husband who is a history buff enjoyed all the history and artifacts that were on display in the museum. I enjoyed reading some of the different personal accounts that went along with the artifacts, but the visit became a little long for me - there is so much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
nelson
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent the afternoon here and found ourselves wishing for more time to cover more of the information. Definitely need more than a few hours to see all of the collection. Very much worth the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The tickets for the WW I Museum indicate they are for two days. At first I wondered how you could possible need two days. Then, when we had spent almost 3 hours in the FIRST part of the museum (the War prior to America's involvement), I could definitely see how you might need additional time! There are exhibits of all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a delight to visit here. Had no idea it exisited but someone told us about it and pleased they did. Could have spent much longer than we did. Tower offers amazing views and it is a MUST visit in this year in particular with it being 100 years anniversary.

Was this review helpful? Yes
seattle
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Tremendously well done museum dealing with all aspects of the war. We have visited several WW I museums in Europe, but this is better than most of those. Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, plus a tower reached by elevator with a great view of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The National WWI Museum was designated by Congress as the nation’s official World War I Museum. The tour starts with a short movie explaining the regional politics that led to the start of the war then progresses through an extensive collection of artifacts, detailed recreations, interactive tables, and historical timelines to tell the story of the war itself. This Museum... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Joliet, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I love learning about history and this was perhaps one of the best memorials I ever been to. Give yourself ample time to really absorb all that this museum has to offer. It was a great experience and the tower offered amazing views of downtown Kansas City. An unforgettable experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overland Park, Kansas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely wonderful museum. There is a fee of $14 but discounts are offered to military, and about $2 off for older adults and teachers. Entrance brings you over the field of poppies below a see-through floor. The rich history is amazing and so well presented. The WWI soldiers fighting in the trenches without sophisticated equipment was just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, Alabama
Top Contributor
480 reviews 480 reviews
223 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I've seen quite a few memorials in my day and this one is worth the visit. The museum too must not be missed. I don't know why it took tripadvisor for me to learn this place even existed but I'm so glad I came. Live and learn, educate your children, pay your respects. I appologize for my less than descriptive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An amazing and extensive collection of all things related to WW1. This is not just a quick breeze through visit, give yourself ample time to really absorb all they have to offer

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National World War I Museum also viewed

 

Been to National World War I Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage National World War I Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing