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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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Must see museum for WW1 and history that led up to the war

This museum was very good and had a surprisingly large number of very interesting artifacts from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
via mobile
useful for historical context

despite america's limited role in ww1, the holdings in this museum are unquestionably well curated... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
on my feet
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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 comprehensive 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 4 days ago via mobile

This museum was very good and had a surprisingly large number of very interesting artifacts from the time period. The displays and videos were very informative and interesting. Our family liked the tour as well the narrator was good and gave good background info. We...More

Thank Adventuretraveler67
Reviewed 4 days ago

despite america's limited role in ww1, the holdings in this museum are unquestionably well curated and presented. given the relative lack of coverage in popular culture (hollywood, media, novels, etc.) this site is a valuable opportunity for mainstream americans to learn about a less glamourized...More

Thank world_weary069
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very impressive and detailed expression of WW1 absolute must see if history interests you! Even with my European background its interesting to seen the American way of presenting history with some interactive elements

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here with a couple of my kids on a Wednesday (it’s cheaper btw) I liked how you go down to the museum like entering a bunker and the doors have that feel to them also. The mostly volunteer staff is amazing. So helpful...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learnt alot of WW1 history @ this Meseum. Hands down on our military around the World. The meseum has realistic stuff around. Very interactive and history of weapons were used back in those days. THIS IS A MUST VISIT. Be sure to visit the...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is the only WWI Museum in the US and it is really well done. Even as a history buff, I learned a lot, and it was presented in a very interesting way. The trench exhibit and the movie set over a scene...More

1  Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tribute of US involvement in WW1. Every American should visit at least once. LOTS to look at and read. Could easily spend half day. Full day for history buffs. Kept children aged 6-16 engaged. Scavenger hunt for kids to keep them focused. Great, thought...More

Thank Katharine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A modern museum in what would be considered the basement of the building. The tour begins with a short film. There's an interesting timeline on display and some interactive exhibits. The volunteers seemed passionate about answering guest's questions.

Thank jlcarter1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well thought out museum of US history and WW1. Great pics, actual artillery, uniforms, etc and very clear description of what happened and why it occured. I would highly recommend at least two hours but could easily take all day

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a number of artifacts from WWI - amazing how good of shape they are in. Take the audio tour, it adds much to the experience. Probably best for adults, kids may not be highly interested.

Thank rdb5711
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Mike S
7 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.
19 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