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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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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Huge and very well-presented, this place was mesmerizing. What was super intriguing/incredible about this museum was the presentation of different narratives during that time period, not just Americans'. It was well worth the $14/adult. And when you are done, you can walk right outside and hop on a bus to the Texas Wine Country Tour.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Lot's of history, sight and sound. Very interactive. There is a park with plaques dedicated to soldiers, sailors, marines and airman who served.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the History and the Japanese Garden!The wall of Presidents was very informative! will go back again and see it for sure!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The admissions ticket is good for 48 hours and you will need a return visit to absorb it all. The exhibits are detailed and very informative.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was in Fredericksburg hit some art galleries, hear some good music and experience the countryside. I am not a fan of military museums. My wife and I thought that since we were there we would take a quick peak. The pacific war museum is one of the best museums of any kind. We spent two days in the museum... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best reasons to come to Fredericksburg is located at the corner of Hwy 87 and Main Street. The exhibits are detailed and the presentations are engaging. The ticket is good for 48 hours and you will need at least two days to fully absorb everything. Your freedoms as an American will be even more precious to you... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

At the ticket desk they say to plan on a three hour visit. Wrong! I think I could spend a week looing at all the exhibits, watching the films and reading. What a fantastic place. Anyone who grew up during World War Two, as I did, and has studied the War in the Pacific, will want to spend as much... More

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Groves, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Didn't really know if we would enjoy, but this museum had me completely engaged. It was so, so, so good! Definitely make a point to see!

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Duluth, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was one of the most detailed museums I have ever seen. Your ticket is valid for multiple days - and you're going to need it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well done museum with so much information. You could spend the whole day here and discover more, even for robust history buffs.

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