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“Pacific War Museum”

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 October 19, 2012

This is a world class museum that stacks up against big city museums. If one takes the time to read and listen to each exhibit, you could easily spend a minimum of 4 hours. Restrooms are conveniently located throughout the museum, and direction signs are also clear and visible. Don't miss this on your trip to Fredricksburg.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This museum has a very nice wall memorial for those who served in the Pacific under Admiral Nimitz! Loved it! :)

Thank Kellerpromise
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

May be better than museums in Normandy and Pearl Harbor (I have been to these as well) ... except for the fact that you are not on site!!

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

48 hour ticket is definitely needed, especially if you can't stand or walk for long periods. The information is indepth and worth the time, exhibits are very well done. Having been to Pearl Harbor, this is a pretty good alternative, if you can't get to Hawaii. Encourage everyone to go, take school groups, etc.

Thank SAMR994
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great museum, clean and very informative. Don't let the location and small store-front appearance fool you. This museum is HUGE!!

Thank astrosgirl23
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