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“THE MOST OUTSTANDING WWII MUSEUM IN THE WORLD!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
+1 830-997-8600
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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.
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“THE MOST OUTSTANDING WWII MUSEUM IN THE WORLD!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

"Is that a .. .. .. .."

"How did they get it in here?"

The WALL STREET JOURNAL was right > THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR is the best WWII Museum in the country .. .. You won't find a better museum anywhere in the country, including DC .. ..

Amazing layout and incredible amount of information while leave you spellbound for hours .. ..

And, you will marvel at some of displays and just mumble to yourself, "How did that get in here?"

Don't miss the NIMITZ MUSEUM next door and it is a perfect complement to the National Museum .. ..

Plan your day in Fredericksburg with all the terrific eateries and shops all along the street of this perfect town .. ..

If you are in SAN ANTONIO, or AUSTIN, do yourself a favor and drive into the Hill Country > You'll be so happy that you did!!

Visited October 2011
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Best of everything! Must see it! One ticket good for 48 hours gets you into this museum (the best) plus Admiral Nimitz Museum, Japanese Peace Garden and Outdoor Combat Zone.

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“A National Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a national treasure. Our $12 admission gave us full access to all aspects of the Nimitz Museum complex for two days and we could have easily spent two full days touring it. The tribute to Admiral Nimitz in the old Nimitz Hotel on Main Street is well-done and gives great insight to the Commander of the Pacific Fleet in WWII. The Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Courtyard, and Plaza of the Presidents are all top-notch, outdoor components of the museum and are well worth spending time exploring but the George H.W. Bush Gallery is a state-of-the art museum with interactive exhibits, thousands of artifacts, and, most moving of all, the voices of the men who served our country. This is truly an amazing exhibit. You will want to devote several hours to touring it. If you are lucky enough to be in Fredericksburg on the weekend of a WWII re-enactment, make sure to spend an extra hour or so learning about combat in the war zone.

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“Top notch military history museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 via mobile

If you are a military history buff, this is a must see place. The quality of the exhibits is on par with Britain's Imperial War Museum. They give a rather balanced portrayal of the Pacific War, with an excellent job explaining how the war began (they begin with Admiral Perry opening up Japan to U.S. Trade). The ticket gives you two days admission, and you will need it.

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Lake Charles,La
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“Interesting place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My husband and I visited here and I have to say it was very interesting. There is a lot of reading but also some really neat audio and video. I can see where it would be a great place to visit on a school field trip. We also did the tour of the battle field. All in all I have to give this the thumbs up for ages 12 & up

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