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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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Georgetown, Kentucky
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121 reviews 121 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great little museum/exhibit. You get three different sites to visit with your ticket. It's a must for anyone with a curiosity about WWII and the Pacific Theater.. It's located in the middle of town and a great place for the guys to spend time while the girls shop.

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and well laid out museum. Lots to see and read, as well as video's chronicle this important time in our country's history.

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Somerset, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

this was a very interesting tour and we will do this again. it was informative and accurate. better than we expected, bigger than expected

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Duncanville, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This quality of a museum in a small town is rare, but an exciting surprise. These personal memorabilia, first person interviews, explanations, and additions to our school history clarified points I thought I knew about the WWII Pacific War. This is a classy museum with extraordinary exhibits that tell a balanced story of the Naval War in the Pacific and... More

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is a must if you're in Fredericksburg. The layout is a little confusing but it's very informative and the staff is great. The ticket is good for 2 days to 3 different museums so it will take you at least a full day. It took us half a day and then a little of the next. The combat... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I respect and admire our military for protecting our freedoms here and freedoms of others around the world during this time period. However, this museum was a huge disappoint. It is POORLY laid out. First it starts with the history of the Great Depression and then jumps to ancient China dynasty and empirical Japan. HUH?!?!?!?!?!?! I do appreciate the history... More

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Cape Girardeau, MO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It has been a couple of years since my visit, but saw this on trip advisor and wanted to share my experience. I traveled with a group and we were staying in San Antonio, so this was a side trip that was available. I really enjoyed the museum. The museum was amazing, I loved every minute. My only problem was... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very nice museum, knowledgeable staff. Great exhibits. Learned a lot of things I hadn't heard about in the Pacific War.

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Colleyville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a surprise to find such a quality museum in Fredericksburg, TX. It is dedicated to telling the complete history of World War II in the Pacific - from the seeds of conflict, to Pearl Harbor, and even pictures of the Japanese surrender. Of course, there is much information about Fleet Admiral Nimitz, who was born and raised in Fredericksburg... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I could have easily spent two days here. As I was traveling with a teenager that I didn't want to torture, we did it in half a day. Had to breeze through a lot of stuff (and we skipped the Pacific Combat Zone entirely) but it was still very rewarding and I was able to explain a lot of WWII... More

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