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“Wonderful experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National World War I Museum

National World War I Museum
100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-888-8100
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Ranked #1 of 82 Attractions in Kansas City
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. With one of the greatest collections of World War I artifacts anywhere in the world, the new state-of-the-art complex uses highly-interactive technology to bring history to life. The Museum is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the corner of Pershing and Main.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Excellent source of history. The World War two vets are the backbone of our country. A must see for history buffs.

Visited September 2013
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“The one and only”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the only World War I museum in the world, to my knowledge. Newly renovated in a monument designed at the end of the Great War and dedicated by all the allied generals. Across the street from Union Station and from Crown Center. A jewel.

Visited April 2014
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“Smaller museum with a big impact - Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This WW I War National Museum is smaller in scale then other museums but you still need to allow at least 3 hours to adequately view each exhibit and watch the informational films. We particulary enjoyed the wall showing the time frame of events, with exerpts from letters written - very moving. We then took an elevator to the second floor and went onto the observation deck. Fortunately for us, the Tower was also open that day and we took the ride up 215 feet to a remarkable view. NOTE: The elevator holds up to 7 people plus the operator and arrives short of the actual observation deck. You then walk up 45 narrow steps to the top of the tower and proceed around a narrow deck and the back down. It was VERY windy up there so be sure to remove your hat! This tower was built in the 1920s so is a bit of history itself. Once back on the observation deck, you can walk back down to the main entrance or onto the long grassy park area. The price was $14 for a regular adult ticket and $8 for a youth. There was no charge for parking nor for visiting the tower. Wish we would have had more time.

Visited April 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“The very best in the nation honoring WWI soldiers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great exhibit, history buffs will enjoy, kids like it. There is a great view of the city from here. Close to other venues.

Visited May 2013
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Greenwood
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“Takes hours to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are a history buff you will love this place! It was a bit boring for me after a couple of hours. I went through it pretty fast, too. So, plan on a half day if you love to see historical artifacts and read about them. The displays are very well done and some are interactive. If you are a vet, you get in free! Gread deal.

Visited October 2013
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