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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great Museum!

This place is very large and very informative. My husband, son and myself visited while in town. Although there is a lot of reading there were interactive things that kept our 8... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is very large and very informative. My husband, son and myself visited while in town. Although there is a lot of reading there were interactive things that kept our 8 yr old busy as well. Lots to see.

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Fraser, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My sisters and I purchased a plaque in honor of my Father. We went to see it and were amazed at the beautiful setting and museum. It was very moving to walk around and see all the heroes of this great country. Thank you to all who sacrificed for our country. This is a must see for everyone.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you're a history nerd, like me, then this is the place for you. The museum is absolutely enormous, and it'll take you a good 3 hours to get through all of the information inside. I will say this: It's not the place for small children, and the amount of content inside can be overwhelming. It almost feels like it's... More 

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St. Louis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you love WWII history...and want a better understanding of the Pacific Theater...this is the place for you!

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Midland, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The museum gives an incredibly detailed account of the Pacific War without being boring, but there is far too much for one visit. We only had four hours available, which forced us to skip too quickly through the George H W Bush building and we didn't even see the other exhibits. Perhaps next time.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a history buff or not, you will be blown away with this museum. One of the BEST WWII museums I have ever visited, and I have visited ALOT of them over the years. This was such an unexpected surprise considering it is located in a small TX town. The layout and displays even enthrall non history buffs.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A great museum and fun stop off the strip. Great for the males that aren't into the shopping theme. Lots of history and interesting facts about World War II.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is a gem! Who knew that it could be found in little Fredericksburg, TX! I spent a total of 5 hours here and could have easily spent 3 more! My father fought in the Pacific, so I was especially interested in all this place had to offer. The exhibits are wonderful and many of them are interactive, including... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I admit, I went into this place with very low expectations; we planned to spend an hour or so looking at a few pictures and Nimitz's childhood baseball cap or something. Much to my pleasant surprise, I was so very wrong! The museum begins with an informative look at Japan and U.S. relations building up to WWII; there are a... More 

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Hooks, Texas
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Wow, not a history buff like my hubby, but it even blew me away to find that quality a museum in the middle of a small Texas town. A real must see and don’t rush your way through. You have 48 hours and we took full advantage of that. Then it was on to the Nimitz museum and the beautiful... More 

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