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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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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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A lot of info but interesting

I was a little overwhelmed by all the info in this museum about WWII in the Pacific, but it has some really cool things. Lots of movies, photos and artifacts. One of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was a little overwhelmed by all the info in this museum about WWII in the Pacific, but it has some really cool things. Lots of movies, photos and artifacts. One of the original 5 Japanese mini subs from the attack on Pearl Harbor, several authentic airplanes from battles, a tank, aircraft guns, etc. Lots to see, read, and listen... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum with friends. One of my friends had the inside scoop on the museum since she did most of the displays (she makes the mounts!). We didn't have a very long time to visit but the two day ticket idea is wonderful. You would need to spend two days there seeing it all!! It was cool to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I liked the idea of a 2 day ticket. There is too much to see in a single trip and besides, my legs get tired after an hour or so. We were able to take 3 separate visits in the 2 day period which made it much more enjoyable.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome museum, detailing how the War in the Pacific was a conflict that was a much more difficult war to fight than the European conflict.

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Mt Prospect, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We discovered this Museum by chance as we were walking down Main St. It is there to honor Admiral Chester Nimitz who was born and raised in Fredericksburg. As you plan your visit, keep in mind that it will take you at least 3 hours to go through it. 5 hours would be more realistic if you plan to read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this outstanding museum. Give yourself two days, as the pass allows. Otherwise, it will be 'information overload.'

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Somers, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

So glad we stumbled upon this museum! We just happened to drive by it, knew nothing about it. Very humbling to read hundreds of memorial plaques dedicated to servicemen, both survivors and those killed during WWII. Learned a LOT while there, and as my son said, the Pacific front receives much less recognition than the European. Didn't realize till we... More 

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Lucas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is probably one of the best Museums that I have visited (and I have visited many museums). Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, it begs the question, "Why is a museum dedicated to the Pacific theater of World War II located miles from the Pacific Ocean?" The answer - Admiral Chester Nimitz, leader of the US Navy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum was fascinating. The history between China, Japan, Great Britain and the USA was told in an informative and interesting way. The storyboards and exhibits were so interesting that I tried to read them all, but there were so many I unfortunately couldn't! Of particular note was the story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It really brought home the fact... More 

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Jacksonville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I don't know why this place doesn't have more publicity. I only found out about this place while planning a cross-country move and stopped along the way. A great layout makes it easy to see everything and they're making improvements to the "Pacific War Combat Zone". If you really want to see everything and read all the history, you'll need... More 

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