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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 2013
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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Cedar Park, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Plan to spend 4 - 6 hours at this museum, including the Bush museum area and the guided tour. Purchase your ticket which is good for 48 hours and drive 2-3 blocks to the area where the guided tour is given on the hour from 9-4. Then drive back to go thru the Admiral Nimitz museum and then the Bush... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The detail and scope of the museum is unlike any I have seen. I consider myself well versed on the Pacific war and there were lots of things I had never heard of let alone seen. A MUST SEE for all Americans

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Terrific museum - highly recommended. We spent hours there. Surprising for a small town.. This has big city quality.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum complex offers by far the best view of the war in the Pacific, as well as the story of Admiral Nimitz's life. The Nimitz portion can be toured in about 45 minutes, but the very large main gallery can be only superficially viewed in possibly three hours. For someone with a serious interest in the war in the... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

All the displays, videos, artifacts, museum layout, statistics, timeline...everything was so personal and at the end, you know that war is hell, but so humbling to think of the sacrifice that others have made for us and for the world.

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coteach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This beautiful museum takes visitors step by step through the events both leading to and during the battles in the Pacific in World War II. The way it is arranged it is possible to see the exhibits at a fast pace if you don't stop to read or listen at every station. There are several places where there are tapes... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband has taken every guy visitor to our home in Fredericksburg to the museum and down to the last man they are a struck to their souls with the emotion it generates, even those who hadn't served. But I am always amazed what the gals who decided to go also experienced. This is something only for those who don't... More

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Fredericksburg, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a World Class venue celebrating the American military who gave their all to win the war in the Pacific. The fact that the museum is located in the city of birth of Admiral Chester Nimitz certainly adds to the credibility of this wonderful museum. Many WWII veterans travel here every year. Sadly their numbers are shrinking.

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Plano, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Learned a lot about that period of the world. Very good displays too. Be sure and have at least 4 hours just to see most of it

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Allow lots of time, this is an in-depth history of the Pacific War, and a great tribute to those brave men and women who served there.

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