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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...
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.
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4 hours is not enough

We only had 4 hours to spend here, so we could only see the main museum. It was fantastic... lots of actual videos, and first hand narratives. You walk from room to room in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Riverview, MI
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Riverview, MI
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157 reviews 157 reviews
77 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We only had 4 hours to spend here, so we could only see the main museum. It was fantastic... lots of actual videos, and first hand narratives. You walk from room to room in a chronological order. Be sure to get the free wand so that you can type in the room numbers and hear additional narrative. If you enjoy... More 

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Leander, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great museum - incredibly insightful and detailed. If you like history, plan on spending the whole day/

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Ellicott City
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In March, my friend, my husband and I visited this museum and the Nimitz Museum (also interesting) in the complex. We were so impressed with the presentation and organization of the information in both the museums. This really gave a detailed, thoughtful portrayal of the Pacific Theater. The surrounding grounds included a Japanese Peace Garden, the Plaza of the Presidents... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There are three parts to this museum, so you must be sure to see them all. The main museum gives you great information on the war in the Pacific. The hotel part give you the background on the Nimitz family, The third part is a couple of blocks away and you get the feel of outdoor battles. They are thinking... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful collection of items commemorating the battles and history of the Pacific. Any one who loves our countries history and our vets will love this attraction. Well worth the visit to this area. It does take time to take it all in and they do give you a 48 hour pass in order to accomplish this.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

When I bought my ticket, I didn't understand why they told me it would be good for 24 hours from the time of purchase, but after the first four hours, I completely understood! It's PACKED with history, information, photos, history, videos, recordings of first-hand accounts of war incidents,history, planes, submarines, guns, history and, oh yes, did I mention history? It's... More 

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband enjoys air museums, space museums, etc so I have benn to a lot of them and many times quite bored. This one was different, plenty of planes, bombs etc for him, but so much about the human side of the war to keep me very interested and I saw many wives there who were also very involved in... More 

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Houston Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The place is enormous! You are going to need more than 2 hours just to walk through it! I suggest you spend 2 hours one day and two hours the next. If you remotely like history you are going to love this!

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Granilte Bay, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a trip to the wine tasting country and when we saw the statue and museum a visit became an eye opening lesson. The presentation and historical flow as you walk through the museum provided an excellent glimpse of Admiral Nimitz and WWII.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting and very well done, but several times I felt nauseous. The horror that these men and women had to go through! It is a good thing for us to know about it. Lots of school children there... Some of them should have shown more respect. They just don't understand. A child dancing around on top of... More 

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