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National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States 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 December 8, 2014

The National Museum of the Pacific War offers complex and multi-dimensional perspectives. It has a wealth of information-- static displays, much multimedia, actual equipment (guns, airplanes, submarines, etc.), interactive maps, and personal stories-- and has assembled and organized all of this effectively. There are really five or six parts of this museum, and the admission fee is good for 48 hours. This is such an outstanding museum experience, someone could spend days here. We recommend it enthusiastically.

Thank DSNAustin
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Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited on Dec 7 and enjoyed an entire day at the museum. It is a very large museum with a lot of history to take in. Great place! Go see!

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you are a WWII history buff you should plan at least 4 hours. Nice gift shop with lots of items for young and old alike

Thank John H
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Such a wonderful museum. Who knew? It takes one back to the war in the Pacific. We learned so much. Fredericksburg is lucky to have such a wonderful resource.

Thank Jay L
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum definitely gives you the heartbreaking realities of WWIIs Pacific conflicts. Every American should know this history.

Thank DeeDee_Houston
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