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“great site for all to visit” 4 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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$75*
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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.
El Paso, Texas
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“great site for all to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The folks that set up this museum did a great job and the volunteers are very nice. Lots of displays, a buried submarine and more.

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Cypress, Texas
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“Must See Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is probably the best history museum I've ever been to. I love the way it is laid out and the interactive exhibits. Be sure to allow two days to enjoy it. It takes about two days of 3-4 hours each to really get to see everything and it can get overwhelming. Take the entire family, it truly is a treasure.

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“What a Treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a wonderful, informational, educational museum. You could spend well over a day looking at all the exhibits, listening to the recordings and watching the videos of this little understood part of World War II. I think all children should see it and most adults don't know much about this part of the war either.

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“I could have stayed here all day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is one of the top museums that I have visited. A similar feel to the Boeing Museum of Flight World War II exhibit. We did not give ourselves enough time to see everything. Make sure you get to the 'combat zone' across the street. The combat zone alone is worth the price of admission.

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“Massive museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a very elaborate museum, so allow yourself several hours to spend there. We were told that out tickets were good for 48 hours, so that is nice. It is very comprehensive and informative. A must see if in the area.

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