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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
+1 830-997-8600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded... more » Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone for guided tours of macro-artifacts and regularly scheduled combat re-enactments. « less
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Kerrville, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I wasn't expecting such a professional appearance. This was a great museum with so much history and artifacts. A must see.

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Tomball, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really great exhibits. Especially interested to me as my father was killed in the South Pacific in 1943. Ticket prices are reasonable and are good for 48 hours. Take your time in viewing and listening to the information available.

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Spring, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very informative, interesting, and well presented. We spent about three to four hours in there. Well worth the admission fee!

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very impressive, reverent garden of memorial plaques recognizing USS ships and individuals. The museum has done a wonderful job of preserving the history of those who served and died in the Pacific theater of WWII.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is fantastic. It is a multi media presentation. You have audio phones for the tour that will give you more information on each section. The museum starts with what world events led up to World War 2. It gave so much information. Ticket prices are very reasonable for everything you get. You can easily spend a lot of... More

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The ticket is good for 48 hours. Best to split up your visit. Half a day at the Bush Gallery and return the next day for Combat Zone and Nimitz. If you can, try to be there during a re-enactment weekend. You can read all you want about the war in the Pacific. Until you're standing in front of some... More

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Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I visited here and we're really impressed with the George H W Bush Gallery! Huge facility (33,000 square feet!) of WW1 and WW2 history! All history buffs should go here! If you love your country, you need to visit this place. It really made me think how lucky we are today. THANK YOU VETERANS for all your... More

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Houston, Tx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Going in, I knew very little about WWII in the Pacific theater. That became obvious to me as I went through this museum. The first time I visited the area, the only thing here was the Admiral Nimitz museum in the old Nimitz Hotel building. The Museum of the Pacific War is new since that time, and I have to... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very interactive with sounds of explosions, film, very moving stories & artifacts. Everyone would benefit from a visit to this museum that is obviously tended with love by the volunteers and employees alike. Children will learn, boys will love it, men will love it, history buffs, anyone with a parent or grandparent who fought in WWII whether it was in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Extensive multi-media and thorough presentation, with many artifacts (planes, tanks, guns) of the Pacific Theater conflict. Don't miss the Pacific Combat Zone area, in a nearby but separate location, which houses a restored PT Boat and Navy Avenger aircraft, along with both US and Japanese tanks.

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