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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.
Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Massive museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a very elaborate museum, so allow yourself several hours to spend there. We were told that out tickets were good for 48 hours, so that is nice. It is very comprehensive and informative. A must see if in the area.

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Hewitt, Texas
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“World-class museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is truly a world-class facility. One of the very best museums I have visited. To really get the full experience you need to plan on a full day-there is a reason your ticket is good for 48 hours. It is nice to be able to leave for a meal and come back and continue your tour. There are no bathrooms in the gallery, but signs direct you to the nearest exit where they are plus water fountains. Just note which door (A or B) you came out of.
It is not unusual to see an older gentleman standing in front of the display for a particular battle with tears streaming down his face.....
Leave the screaming babies and unruly children with a sitter. Respect the sacrifices these men made.

Visited March 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overwhelming and interesting site with so many displays and facts, important to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum without prior knowledge of its existence as we had never been to Fredericksburg. It's a huge building and rightfully so to hold several memorabilia in displays from such a huge war. We left with a better understanding and knowledge that we had ever been given from books in school. Recommend this museum to anyone in the area and to anyone with family who served in this time period.

Visited March 2014
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Magnolia, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hand down one of the best museums!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Impressive, educational and one of the best museums visited. Only had a morning to spend there, but could have spent 2 days there!!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Thank You World War II veterans for your service and sacrifice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

This Pacific War Museum is a huge complex.
There is much to view and read.
Some of the displays are overwhelming for adults.
This is not for children under 12.
The outdoor tribute to the US Presidents that served in the armed forces is very nice.
During our visit there was very little conversation as your can feel the solemnity of the displays. Most folks whispered.

Visited February 2014
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