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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
Phone Number: +1 816-888-8100
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The National World War I Museum and Memorial is the only American museum...

The National World War I Museum and 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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We visited as part of a trip to see friends in Kansas City. This was an excellent attraction and well thought out. Having visited the WW 1 battlefields in Europe I found this a... read more

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited as part of a trip to see friends in Kansas City. This was an excellent attraction and well thought out. Having visited the WW 1 battlefields in Europe I found this a good representation from afar. I'm still confused as to why this memorial isn't in DC though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot to learn about at this museum. Highly recommend having more than an hour or two to really absorb all the information. There is also a gorgeous view of downtown KC from the top of the entrance. Great photo op.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are lifelong residents of KC and embarrassingly had never been to the museum. It was wonderful! So much history and education, and gorgeous views of the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was just a short stop on our way out to Colorado. We were traveling with two teenagers and they loved this Museum. Very informational and the people that work there were definitely well informed of the history. We would definitely recommend this place to most any group going through town. Even the structure of the building is quite interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Climb the monument and get a great view of KC. Great historical artifacts. Displays are worthwhile and easily viewed by all. Do your part and support the memory of those who served by taking the time to learn about their sacrifices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent much of the day touring this place on Memorial Day 2016. It consists of a modern museum below the plaza level, which leads you to two large buildings separated by a tower that was closed the day we were there, but is normally open to provide a great view of the city. On entering, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took this tour because I am a huge history buff and very interested the history of warfare . We were surprised and humbled with this museum and its portrayal of WW I. I have a newfound respect for those that have served in battle and what they have endured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The WWI museum is well planned and interesting with visuals and artifacts that make the history of the war and the events that preceded it become real and understandable.The timelines that showcase the events of the war and events of the daily lives of citizens in various countries and give one a perspective of how life goes on in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't plan on going, but when we passed by we decided to stop in. So glad we did! There's a lovely view from the top of the tower, if you can manage some steep stairs there after the elevator lets you off. The museum part offered up a lot of history I'd long since forgotten since high school, and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was overwhelmed with the quality of information that was new and fascinating to me. Several people had insisted that I go to this museum and I had put it off and now regret my delay. When I did go I spent much more time than I expected and will have to go back to gain even more. The whole... More 

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