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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108-4603
Phone Number: +1 816-888-8100
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The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading...

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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The best artifacts from WWI, it's a walking tour each room you enter is filled with pictures, weapons, uniforms and other items collected from the war. There is even a recreated... read more

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best artifacts from WWI, it's a walking tour each room you enter is filled with pictures, weapons, uniforms and other items collected from the war. There is even a recreated bunker that makes you feel you are there in the trenches.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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If you like history, this is a must see, the only WW1 museum in the country. Plenty of relics to see and you have to go up in the tower that overlooks the city!

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Olathe, United States
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We took my parents from out of state to see the museum. We spent most of the day here! There is always something new to learn, and I love the volunteers there, they have so much knowledge and are happy to share or answer your questions. This is a MUST see when in Kansas City!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Schedule your trip to the top of the memorial before enjoying the museum. This is enjoyable for all ages. Young children will enjoy all of the cool displays. Teens will endure the sound booths. Take your grandparents and let generations connect!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have lived in KC for many many years of my adult life but have never done more than drive by the memorial. My Dad was in town and wanted to go so finally I went. I was amazed, what an incredible display of so many memories and artifacts from WW1 Plus the volunteers that work there were always ready... More 

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Obviously, this is a not-to-be-missed attraction for military and history buffs, but the multimedia (videos, audio) infused in the exhibits, plus the monument itself, which is a tower, make this an amazing experience for a broader range of people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is a place of reflection and remembrance, where the outside is one of largest memorials to WWI and the inside museum chronicling the events that lead up to the war to end all wars, something it sadly didn’t. The museum has an array of exhibits covering not only the events, but aspects of the... More 

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I was kinda blown away by this. Check it out if you're in KC. Great history and a really nice setup.

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The citizens of Kansas City 10 years ago this week opened this remarkable addition to the 100 year old museum that had been long established here. This is a world class exhibit with plentiful volunteers to guide you through the many artifacts of the war that cost 9,000,000,000 lives of combatants and millions more in civilian deaths. I was lucky... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are even a little interested in the history of WW1, you enjoy this museum! There is something for everyone!

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