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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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Same comments as museum.....3 hours of well displayed information and photos. Thought the Japanese Nakajima Float plane was amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Same comments as museum.....3 hours of well displayed information and photos. Thought the Japanese Nakajima Float plane was amazing.

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Victoria, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Surprising and expansive exhibits - very informative and moving. The ships and other lifesize items were very impressive

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Anderson, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Exceptional museum on the Pacific War ........allow several hours. We thoroughly enjoyed touring through the events prior to Dec 7, 1942 and following. Very insightful. A tribute to all who served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can take the marvelous, museum tour with exhibits, walk the gardens, and or enjoy the actual machines of the era. There is something for everyone. Active children will find spaces to explore. Individuals with mobility issues can easily experience everything at their own pace. Education, enjoyment, and ambiance at it's best.

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not for children, horrific scenes of war, but very informative to adults. Loved the talking wands and full size planes. Allow at least 4 hours to see. We didn't have time to see the Nimitz.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You would never expect a museum of the Pacific War in the middle of Texas where the Pacific Ocean is 1400 miles away. But for those who do not know, Fredericksburg is the home of Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific fleet and one of the architects to win WWII against Japan. The museum was a wonderful selection... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum features a bit of every battle in the Pacific, not just the well-known ones. The layout is chronological (you can request an audio guide, Spanish also available), every object clearly/easily explained, and the entire place is well-maintained. The presentations are diverse (video, audio, interactive, models) and strike the right note between the tactical aspect of the war and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had heard this was a wonderful museum from others who had visited it! It was definitely worth the money! Too bad this museum is so far from the Texas Panhandle for school groups!

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Dickinson, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a history buff you will enjoy learning about WWII. Very well done! It was amazing to be in the same area as artifacts that old!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Memorial Garden with the Wall and Walkway is very well done and creates a somber, moving experience for those who visit.

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fredericksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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