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Review of National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“We plan to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

When you drive up and see that the building has the appearance of a submarine , you know thought has been put into the museum.

Our favorite exhibit was the room with the midget sub the told you about the bombing of Pearl.

I enjoyed all the ways information was given to you.

All the workers were very nice. Bookstore was wonderful!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth a special trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

History in a most unusual layout. As good or better than New Orleans D-Day Museum.

Visited February 2012
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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“best surprise of our visit. impressive..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

I am not big into museums but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this museum, its like you were at a smithsonian museum. best kept secret in texas. if you are in san antonio area, take a day trip drive out to the hill country to fredericksburg, tx. this musuem is very impressive. Make sure to visit the outdoor exhibit which gives you a guided tour of pt boats, aircraft carrier planes, tanks, higgins boat, etc. There is enough here to spend a whole day and your ticket covers two days in case you dont get it all in.

Visited January 2012
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Plano, Texas
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“Well designed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

A little longer than we would like but full of interesting artifacts and stories.

Visited April 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
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“hidden jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

you don't realize how big this place is until you actually go in and tour...allocate a minimum of an hour, send the guys here while the girls go shopping on main street. the museum is very impressive!

Visited February 2011
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