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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 #2 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Greenwood
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff you will love this place! It was a bit boring for me after a couple of hours. I went through it pretty fast, too. So, plan on a half day if you love to see historical artifacts and read about them. The displays are very well done and some are interactive. If you are... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fascinating to see the structure and exhibits that help us remember WWI. Nice view from the top, too.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You will not believe how much you and your children will learn. You can easily spend hours here. Anyone who loves history will probably want to spend the day here.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If a war buff this is a must. If not a war buff, then historically this is a great place to understand WW1.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best historical museums in the country and the only one with such a trove of WWI treasures. To really see it and appreciate it you would have to spend at least a day touring the museum. But eve a few hours are well worth your time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing museum, very interactive and modern, good for older children and adults alike. My 85 year old father who is a WWII veteran was very moved by it. It's primarily a WWI MUSEUM.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very well done with great exibits. Everyone we have taken to this attraction has been amazed. K'S best kept secret.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very touching and powerful rendition of WWI. Learned a lot! From the walk across the poppy fields to the "trenches" the museum gives you an immersion experience with an incredible amount of facts and photos along the way.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum explores international relations, nationalism and, of course, war. Be sure to begin with the brief movie. It sets the stage for the tragic events.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Have spent my lifetime in KC, and have witnessed the progression of this site over the years. Well worth a 2 or 3 hour visit. Don't miss the trip to the top for a wonderful view of the city.

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