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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.
Fort Worth, Texas
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing Place to Visit...Don't Miss It!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you take a trip to Fredericksburg, give up a few hours of shopping to visit this museum. I was amazed at all that it had and all that I read and learned. My father was in the War in the Pacific in the Navy on a Submarine, so it really had a lot of meaning and emotion for me.

Sometimes we forget about how all the men and women that served in the Armed Services gave so much of themselves and even gave up their lives for our freedom and the freedom of others. I was once again reminded of how blessed we are in the United States to have such giving and loving people.

You really need more than one day to visit the museum, so the ticket we bought was for 48 hours, so that we could go back the next day. A big thank you to all who made this museum possible. The George H. W. Bush Gallery was wonderful.

I cannot begin to tell anyone how great this museum is. You need to see it for yourself to experience the memories of the Pacific War.

Visited April 2014
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A MUST see for every American.”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We spent an entire day at the museum building alone and plan to return to see the other related attractions. It is the most well planned and designed museum I have ever been to. The flow of the layout tells the entire story of WW2 and goes as in depth as you care to study or as easy as skimming a history book. The narratives are easy to read and understand and they have devices to listen to that tell things in brief. The Nimitz Museum is nice for a short break in between sections of the larger complex.There is plenty of food and lodging nearby and most hints are in walking distance. This place is a must see for everyone who lives in America. I would recommend bringing teenagers and young adults, but preparing them for it ahead of time with talking, reading and maybe a few movies.

Visited April 2014
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Scarborough, ME, United States
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188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a very well done museum. It takes several hours to do it properly. You learn so much history from that time period. Your ticket is good for 48 hours.

Visited March 2014
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Rich in WWII History”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

You do not expect such a high quality museum in such a small town. Really fine displays of the war in the pacific. Sections on background, each island campaign, etc. Filled with artifacts, audio of soldiers, electric maps, and more. Allow several hours.

Visited March 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Canada represented”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had a free afternoon, wanted to see this. However, price and time did not allow it. The lovely lady at the ticket wicket said there was a special Canadian section, which was free. We were pleased to see this travelling exhibiton, on loan from the Canadian Archives, on our short visit to Fredricksberg.

Visited March 2014
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