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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Austin, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Admiral Nimitz Museum and the newer National Museum of the Pacific War are as good as it gets. On the first visit I was accompanied by a retired Navy Captain, who was a shipmate of mine. His father was with Adm Nimitz when the Japanese surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri. So the visit had special meaning for our group. The exhibits are first class and tell the story including the victories, defeats and hardships fully. The war was long and difficult, so one visit to the museum is not enough. Fortunately I live relatively close by and can visit often, When my grandchildren are a little older this will be on their "bucket list" of things to do.

Visited September 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“world class museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

outstanding displays..lots of ww2 history too see.
the town where admiral nimitze is from is a great host town,and they have done this museum up right.you can easily spend all day looking at the pacific war displays and the town has plenty to offer for others who dont want to do the museum.

Visited September 2011
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“Worth as much time as you can devote”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Pacific theater gets the full treatment here. Novices can an idea of what went on and history buffs, an increasingly larger segment of the tourism biz, can spend two days here. Yes: two days. This is Smithsonian quality curating. Great interactives.

Visited May 2012
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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“Fascinating world-class museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is an amazing place... so much see view and learn. All ages will absolutely love this museum. Give yourself plenty of time to see it all (inside and out).

Visited March 2012
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Ozark, Missouri
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

A great museum dealing only with the Pacific region of WWII. Excellent, interactive kiosks make this museum one you can spend as much time as you want exploring various aspects of the war. WWII history buffs will love this place.

Visited May 2012
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