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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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You will remember the trenches!

I have been to this museum twice and each time come away marveling at what an all-engrossing experience it is! The displays are powerful and the reading material surrounding them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Liberty, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to this museum twice and each time come away marveling at what an all-engrossing experience it is! The displays are powerful and the reading material surrounding them, easy to follow and digest. Most of us know very little about this war. when you leave you will begin to understand how it happened and why the USA finally... More 

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Bellevue, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A truly remarkable salute to our fallen and the history of our country. The original and as of now the only national WWI museum.

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Centennial
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this was as moving as another exhibit in town but it gives the prelude for a future conflict that will have effects to this day and still haunts the human race even to this day-and the food in the restaurant is titled to events to the conflict-the sandwich was delicious too!!!

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Spent 4 hours there looking at everything, very good collection! The view from the top of the tower is quite the site!

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Margate, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This war was before are time and we didn't know much about this war. This was very interesting and we also got to ride the elevator in the tower and went to the attractions that are up by the tower. The one attraction up by the tower has a painting on the wall and the guide was very informative about... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were looking for a weekend getaway, and Kansas City is a one-hour road trip. We searched Tripadvisor for activities, and this was #1. We now know why. This is a very comprehensive museum! The grounds are very well kept, inside and out. When you pay, you get a two-day pass. You need two days, we only... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very nicely kept museum with alot to see. The views to me, were the best part. A clear view of the entire city. The tower was a little high for me but if you want even better photo opportunities go for it !

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Beaufort, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We learned so much about WWI at this museum. It is very well designed. The movies were excellent as were the exhibits. We only had time to visit one museum while in KC. We are so glad we chose this one.

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Independence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I don't think there is anything that you would not like about this Museum. First it is the only one for World War I. There is a lot of history, reenactments, equipment, guns, clothing, weapons, stories that are told. it is truly a great place to go

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were amazed at the artifacts in this WWI museum. It was fascinating seeing the vast displays of uniforms and guns from all over the world. Very well laid out and labeled. There are several short films with overviews of the war and activities leading up to it. We also rode the elevator to the top of the Liberty Memorial... More 

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