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National World War I Museum and Memorial

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America's official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly an experience, not just a museum. I strolled down the walkway, passed through large quiet doors and had an experience: I was in a building that was allowing me to look back and reflect on things from 100 years in the past. I went...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved it!!! I recommend to everybody , so we know better our history. I will come back with my son for sure

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was exhausted, there is a lot of steps and climbing, but once you reach to the top it was all easy access to the museum.

1  Thank Amedee C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing museum about WWI. Our guide did an excellent job telling not only the facts but personal stories of people who served in the war. The displays are excellent. They also offer self-guided tours. This is well worth the time to see.

1  Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we did not have time to go into the museum, it was closing as we arrived, it is worth a visit just for the memorial. It is a huge place with stunning views back over the city.

Thank Bellum S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 hours and could have spent more. This is a top notch museum. The views from the tower were awesome and the people working there are extremely helpful.

Thank bswyman73
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is anything you don't know about World War I when leaving this place, it won't be their fault. This gives a comprehensive picture of the history leading up to the war and the complexities of the war as it progressed. And, it is...More

Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd recommend this as a great activity in Kansas City! Especially if you enjoy learning about history! Even if you aren't that much into history, and its a rainy day, go ahead and check it out. It's right by downtown, and I don't think you'll...More

Thank Jack9917
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this museum with my parents a few weeks ago. They have movies that nicely give you an overview of the events leading up to the war and provide a good base if you aren't familiar with the history. They had...More

Thank GoBeagleGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the only WWI museum in the country was amazing. The introductory video to what brought the war on was much more than informative, it was enlightening in its similarity to current events. We learned a great deal about the sacrifices made by...More

Thank NorhaV001
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Sheila W | Reviewed this property |
I think you can hit the highlights in half a day. If you feel the need to read everything and look at every display, it could easily take 2 days, and your ticket ($16) is good for 2 days. Be sure and go up in the Tower for... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from V5765NPmichellet | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a small handicapped parking lot to the left of the monument. It's a little difficult to spot until you drive past the monument. Then turn to the right.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Gene G | Reviewed this property |
Adults $16.00 Seniors 65 years and up $14.00 Students 18 years and over with student ID $14.00 Youth ages 6-17 $10.00 Under age 6 free