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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108-4616
+1 816-888-8100
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Reviewed yesterday

love the park the tower is very nice like never before learn about battles a place for kids to learn history and place to remember the fallen.

Thank floydroebuck
Reviewed yesterday

I only had half a day to tour in Kansas City and this museum came up as one of the top 10 on trip advisor. This was worth the time! I didn’t get to read everything that was there but I got to see everything...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good little trip to mix things up here in Kansas City. It was a windy day with a chill in the air so we didn't stand in the very long line to go to the top of the memorial. The museums are interesting. I highly...More

Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very informative and detailed museum about "The Great War" [WWI]. Their are two movies that give a good explanation on how the war started and how the US came to be involved. There is a giant timeline that explains the different events...More

Thank Trav4Work
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not sure how much I can add that hasn't already been said. It really is unexpected how marvelous this site is. Just be sure to allow lots of extra time to ingest all that you will see.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can spend days here looking at all of the artifacts and watching historical film. They have life size depictions of battle scenes and many different weapons used during the time.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this museum many times and find new things with each visit. Their collections are amazing and keep growing. I strongly recommend to all who visit Kansas City but especially those interested in history or the military.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to learn about some of the most important history of the 20th Century. You can also go to the top of the Liberty Memorial and get some great views of Kansas City. I've been twice, and I'll go again.

Thank WGreenfield
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum tour begins with a short movie outlining key events regarding the war and then you take a self guided walking tour. We did not rent the earbuds but found that the descriptions listed with the exhibits provided excellent information. Any questions we had...More

Thank Daveguy-Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This an amazing site that everyone should see, our history. We should all know more about our country and what others went through for our country. Families should take their children. I recommend it over and again.

Thank Jewels H
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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
28 May 2017|
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Response from DYfromKC | Reviewed this property |
Kate's Canine Resort is at 2829 Main Street, which is just about directly across from the entrance to the Memorial & Museum. There are other places & this one is the nearest.
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9 May 2017|
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Response from karenbW2938ZU | Reviewed this property |
I would call the museum and see what they have to say. I don't remember seeing anywhere, but then again, I wasn't looking!