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“excellent coverage of WWII in the pacific” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Fredericksburg, TX
830-997-4379
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Chambersburg, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“excellent coverage of WWII in the pacific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Site is in at least 4 parts; Nimitz Museum, devoted to the Admiral's life; the George Bush gallery, an impressive chronology of not only the war in the Pacific, but the relations between the USA, Japan, China, which led up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Then a battle reinactment site, with Japanese tanks & other memorabilia of the war, then another site that takes 2-4 hours to walk & which I didn't have time for. Ticket is good for all sites for 2 days, which is great. Highly recommend this.

Visited November 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Museum tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We toured the museum and bookshop, it was very interesting. They did a such a great job with the exhibits. Truly a great asset to the town.

Visited October 2012
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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“A Unique Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum, dedicated to the Pacific Theater in WWII, is located here because Chester Nimitz, CINCPAC during that war, was born here. Originally just the Mimitz Museum and located in the building which his grandfather operated as an elegant hotel during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it has expanded to a multi-site, multi-acre facilty with interactive displays and exhibits, as well as live re0enactments of WWII-style combat. You can get a taste of it in about 4 hours, but the full experience will take the better part of two days. No person interested in WWII should fail to visit, and kids from 7-8 up wil be entertained.

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site-Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

One of the best museum and exhibits. The Pacific War museum is very informative and the exhibits are excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Lumberton, Texas
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“Part of the Pacific War Museum Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We visited this museum as part of the Pacific War museum...it is small, but interesting and goes along with many of the exhibits in the main museum.

Visited September 2012
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