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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
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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Great view of the city from Liberty Memorial

The WWI museum is nicely done and very high quality. I would recommend it to anyone who has any interest at all in history. There is something of interest for everyone at this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's SO much to see here (in a small area), so bring your patience and your reading glasses. Lots and lots of artifacts from the war. A few interactive things and two short videos, but ultimately a long timeline of the events leading up to and during the war. Included with your ticket to the museum is a chance to... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The WWI museum is nicely done and very high quality. I would recommend it to anyone who has any interest at all in history. There is something of interest for everyone at this museum.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum tells the story of WWI very well. Thanks to the volunteers who encouraged us to visit the tower early. The tower was going to close early due to the heat. There is very little room at the top of the tower but amazing views. Everyone was respectful in the museum.

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st louis mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the National World War 1 Museum. The museum presents the story of the lead up and the war itself very well. The movies tell the stories well. The exhibits are well curated and give good examples of the subject matter. There are multiple cannons, a tank, at least 2 airplanes, and several vehicles. Our... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the WWI Museum as part of a conference event. The museum was very well laid out and had a variety of displays "telling" the story of WWI. I enjoyed learning more about the various countries and critical events during that period. I recommended bringing school children to learn a important part of our world history.

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Thank Samuel A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great museum/memorial to "The Great War." We got there early and started with one of the free tours with a guide. Boy, did this guy know his stuff. We wandered a bit but always came back to the tour to get that little bit of extra learning about the war. The museum is gorgeous with actual artifacts from... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WONDERFUL monument and park plus a museum, a great tribute to the heros of World War I. Don't miss this in your visit to the area, its worth the stop. Go up in the tower and you can see for miles! War History buff will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure if this would be my kind of thing since I am not a huge history buff, but I really enjoyed it. The museum is put together well and along a time line. We got the headphone sets which I think was a great idea other wise we would have wandered around aimlessly without really knowing the significance... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My last historical place to visit with my dad, who taught my to s appreciate it! So much to see. Well-maintained.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower has an amazing view of Kansas City. Even though there is an elevator to the top there are still a lot of steps involved. The museum itself is excellent. It is extremely well laid out. You start with a short movie of the causes of the war and then go through the museum counterclockwise, ending with the long... More 

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