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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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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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Absolute hidden gem

I've been to this museum with several out of town guests and they are always impressed. The level of history and information is presented in a very respectful way and can connect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kansas City, Missouri
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this museum with several out of town guests and they are always impressed. The level of history and information is presented in a very respectful way and can connect with all ages. We make it a point to come back year after year. It's also a very great venue for special occasions - weddings are fun.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After living in KC for 3 years and hosting lots of friends and family, this is my go-to activity when people visit! I highly recommend going on a free docent tours, the tour guides are all volunteers and have such a passion for the museum's collections and the events of WWI. I learn something new each time I go on... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not much for museums, but this one was outstanding. I loved the architecture, both inside and out. The tower is a must see, not just for the views, but also to experience the elevator. The field of poppies was arresting.

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Kearney, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited several times – always find something new and interesting to look and learn. Proud it’s in Kansas City!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit world War I museum to kill some time in kansas city and glad we visited. It's a descent sized museum with lots of world War Era equipment, uniforms, cannons, guns and pictures. It has high tech gadgets like audio rooms where you can listen to historical figures of that era, an interactive touch screen table. They... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold snowy day this was not only a refuge but a great space in general. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. The layout is simple to navigate. Looking forward to going back in better weather to see the upper desk memorial.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and informative, the museum appeals to all ages. And the view from atop the Liberty Memorial is stupendous!

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the WWI memorial several times. My kids absolutely love this place! It is our favorite place to take people that come to visit from out of town.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I was a little unsure of why a WW I museum would be located in Kansas City, I had heard wonderful things about this museum. After visiting the reports were under exaggerated. I visited with my Wife, daughter and niece (in their 20s), and Mom and Dad (right around 70). While I like history, I'm not a huge buff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, beautifully put together. I really liked the film, gave a great explanation on the time line and reasons why the war broke out. Good for school age kids

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