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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 America's leading...

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America's official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

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Wonderful and deeply moving

Beautiful grounds, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Easy parking and access. Developed a much deeper understanding of the development and circumstances of this era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Easy parking and access. Developed a much deeper understanding of the development and circumstances of this era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to take the time to visit this museum. The displays are excellent and we learned a lot of history. The view from the top of the tower is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a very moving experience. In so many ways, I feel WWI is the forgotten war. And what an awful war it was, in the trenches. This museum helped me understand the state of the world before and during the war. I was very moved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was quite impressed with this place. It's almost like two tours. A beautiful memorial outside with well kept grounds and a cool view from the top of the tower. Then you go inside and tour the excellent museum. The exhibits are stunning and informative. It gives you a great overview of the war and time with actual pieces, re-creations,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$14 for an adult is well worth it - this is a beautiful setting and a wonderfully presented overview of the great war with AV, art, authentic weapons and uniforms - no wonder it is #1 attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going to the top of the tower is one of the coolest things I have done. You get to see a one of a kind view of Kansas City and it's only $5!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing facility with a great staff. Views of the Great War from all sides of the conflict. GREAT COLLECTION! Nothing like it in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in awe of the WW1 Memorial, as it's one of the best museums we've ever been to. Easily budget 2 hours for it, as all of the exhibits are informative and all of the videos and supporting materials are top-notch. My personal favorite had to be the exhibit in which viewers look down on the trench scene and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spending time at this Memorial site is worthwhile. It reminds us of the cost of war - the walkway across from the entrance is glass and underneath is a sea of poppies reminding us of this cost. There is a museum underground where you can watch a film about the World War I, with some interactive effects below the audience's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this museum very much. There is lots to look at, very informative, reasonable cost, easy access and restaurant facilities. We especially enjoyed going up to the memorial. It was a beautiful day, so there were at least a dozen wedding parties on the plaza taking pictures. It was about a 10-15 minute wait in line to get on... More 

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