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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: +1 816-888-8100
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Description: The National World War I Museum and Memorial is the only American museum...
The National World War I Museum and 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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Wonderful experience. Its a must see Museum. It was experience going up in that "Old" elevator. You need to ring a bell for the elevator to take you down. View from the top is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience. Its a must see Museum. It was experience going up in that "Old" elevator. You need to ring a bell for the elevator to take you down. View from the top is just amazing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Incredible museum and memorial. Our five-year-old daughter loved the Liberty Tower. Be sure and make the trek all the way up to the top! Amazing views of Kansas City.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. I was very happy to see they had a penny crusher. Sounds silly yes, but when you're a budget vacationer, these things are a godsend. $.51 and your child has a souvenir they "made' themselves and it's small enough to whip out when they inevitably begin the " I never get anything" tirade... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Built under the WWI Monument from the late 1920s, this museum sets out, event by event, year by year, the course of the First World War, as you wander around looking at the uniforms, photos, weapons, and other artifacts. A lot to see inside, and a great way to teach children some history in a fun way. Upstairs, in addition... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This museum seems to have a fairly balanced exhibition of 20th Century Wars, though clearly the major focus was on WWI.

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Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were on our way to upper Missouri through Kansas and decided to stop. It was well worth our time, a beautiful facility. The staff were really helpful and very knowledgeable. There is a lot to see, so much history, plan on spending a few hours there. It is self guided tour so you can spend as much or as... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For a comprehensive look at WW I, visit this museum. Walking over the glass bridge with red poppies underneath (representing the dead) to the graphic display of the trenches, you start to realize the tremendoud sacrifice of people of many nations. You will also learn how decisions made after this war have ramifications in Middle East today. Great black and... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Can't believe such a fine museum has made its home in Kansas City. So much history, and so nicely displayed. There's a lot to take in, so plan to spend a few hours. Wish I could have stayed longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Profound, kind of depressing in a thoughtful way. Best museum I've ever been in. I want to go back after I've had time to process what we saw.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had visited several years ago. This July 2015 visit was superb. The volunteers were extremely helpful as my companion was concerned about crossing the glass entry way above the evocative fields of poppies. The volunteer took us around on a back stage route that enabled him to to begin the visit.The volunteers really seemed to enjoy their work. The... More 

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Additional Information about National World War I Museum and Memorial

Address: 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: +1 816-888-8100
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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