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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...

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.

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allot of history

Allot of history a must see. Some of the plane on display could be restored. Allot of interactive displays

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Del Valle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allot of history a must see. Some of the plane on display could be restored. Allot of interactive displays

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are wonderful exhibits of plans tanks submarines and guns. Information to explain the entire course of the war and how Chester Nimitz contributed. Picture to fill in what words can describe at every turn. The staff there were extremely accommodating to my family's late arrival and it is greatly appreciated. Don't miss this museum. You be glad you went

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here 10 years ago and it's better than ever. Take some time to press a few buttons and listen to recorded histories of ordinary people who survived to tell their stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took TripAdvisor's recommendation and went to the National Museum of the Pacific War. And let me tell you I was not expecting this kind of quality. The museum is world class...Lots of exhibits and very nice and knowledgeable staff. If you are going to Fredericksburg, you must make one full day to visit the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nicely put together. A lot of good information. Plenty of space to move around, not overly cluttered. If you have any interest in military history, make your way up here. Even if you don't, it's still good to visit and learn some things. There are indoor and outdoor portions of the museum. The outdoor parts have names and photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with my son. He is 12 and loved it. Cool hidden gem in this little town. Highly recommend. Great for war enthusiasts or just vacationers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're like me, you're thinking to yourself, "Right. An exceptional museum about anything in Fredericksburg, Texas. Not." Well, believe it. The visual effects, films, news clips, and an incredible number of machines and weapons make this the equal of what one would see at a similar exhibit at the Smithsonian. In fact, given how concentrated it is and the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't visited this museum you are missing seeing a part of our country's history. As all the other reviewers have said it is on a level as any other museum including the smithsonians. We took a 4 and 7 year old to both the combat zone and national gallery displays. Spent about 2 hours there. Whether you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like another reviewer mentioned before this is a "World Class Museum" indeed. It is one of the most compelled War museum I have ever been, and I have been in a couple around the World! I have visited it two times, and if I ever go back to Fredericksburg, I'll check it out again. It is a breathtaking commemoration display... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a charter member of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, I didn't really expect the same level of display, history and professionalism here in Fredericksburg. Boy, was I wrong! This place is fantastic and as good a museum as you'll see. If you're a history buff prepare to spend a day here!

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