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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.
Reviewed July 7, 2012

It is unbelieveable to me that a small town could have such a wonderful museum. Plan on about 6 hours or more, depending on how much you want to read.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Having seen museums all over the planet, and some of the most renowned, I must say this is truly a world class facility.

Thank Logres
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

One of the Best museums we have visited. It is factual and interesting, with a Japanese Sub, Bomber, and other artifacts. Great reenactment of a battle on an island. Grand kids love it, we have been several times and they improve and add frequently.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Layout, written explanations, the very wide range of artefacts, the degree of historical accuracy and the effort made to set the events in their historical and geographical contexts make this a museum well worth visiting. The audio and visual presentations re all first class. The staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. The adjoining Japanese garden with its memorials is a reminder of the sacrifices and shoul not be missed. It is also worth making the journey to the outdoor exhibition several blocks away , which recreates the Pacific islands battlefields. Unfortunately we were not there for one of the re- enactments which take place there.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great museum, but give yourself a day or two if you really want to soak in all the history. There were some war re-enactments down the street that were very good.

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