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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. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

A great museum dealing only with the Pacific region of WWII. Excellent, interactive kiosks make this museum one you can spend as much time as you want exploring various aspects of the war. WWII history buffs will love this place.

Visited May 2012
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Los Nietos, Spain
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“UNBELIEVABLE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Super experience and very enthusiastic staff. Well worth the visit!

Visited May 2012
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“Great even if you aren't a war buff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

Very interesting exhibits and taught me a lot about the Pacific War that I never know. Made history come alive

Visited May 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“A must in Fredericksburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

Give yourself 4 hours t least. One of the most comprehensive well done museums I have visited. Fantastic layout makes it easy to follow. A gem in the hill country

Visited May 2012
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Dallas, TX
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“Pacific War Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Excellent history of WWII in Pacific, with outstanding exhibits and video; need at least one full day to absorb; we have toured on multiple trips. Motorized chair was welcome for my wife who was suffering from shin splints.

Visited April 2012
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