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National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Address: 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4603
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+1 816-888-8100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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It was great and my kids really enjoyed it! It was very clean and the staff was nice and very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great and my kids really enjoyed it! It was very clean and the staff was nice and very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great museum! Nicely organized and very educated and passionate volunteers! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great museum with lots of great displays and I learnt a lot of new facts about WWI. The views from the monument are amazing. Very highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an exceptional Museum for history buffs. The volunteers working inside were engaging and full of cool "fun facts" We spent 3 hours inside walking around but could have been there for several more hours. As good or better than Smithsonian locations in DC

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum and memorial is a must see when in the Kansas City area. The museum is so well-organized and the "audio-tour" is the way to enhance your experience. Displays are well-organized and really tell the story of WWI - a wonderful experience if you are a history buff or if you know nothing about WWI prior to visiting. While... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here and were very pleased with the content and the exhibits and lots of background info to understand the whys and wherefores of the first WW. If you are a history buff or just want to know more about the war, go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We heard about this memorial while on a trolley tour of Kansas City. After the tour, we went back to the memorial and took the self guided tour inside. We also went to the top and got amazing views of Kansas City. We will definitely return and we really enjoyed the two day option enabling guests to come back at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic exhibit! So interesting. This took close to 2 hours to see everything. I saw it with my dad who cannot walk well. They have great scooters available and handicapped parking. Nice gift shop and restaraunt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We truly enjoyed our visit. There is so much to see and do here. Make plans to be there a while in order to see everything..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was well organized with plenty of visual examples of trenches, also a life size crater. The tower is an impressive piece of architecture. Enjoyed our visit. It took about 3 hours, could have spent more time there, but it shouldn't take more than a day to see it. We ate in the cafe and the food was AWESOME!

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