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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
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+1 830-997-8600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...

Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign.

Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone for guided tours of macro-artifacts and regularly scheduled combat re-enactments.

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Lots of Interesting and Informative Exhibits

I am not a real war buff so I was surprised at how much both I and my granddaughter, who is getting ready to go into the Navy, enjoyed this museum complex. We also learned a lot... read more

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a real war buff so I was surprised at how much both I and my granddaughter, who is getting ready to go into the Navy, enjoyed this museum complex. We also learned a lot about Admiral Nimitz and I had never seen a steamboat hotel before. Interesting architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good bit of history. I was pleasantly surprised with this town and preservation efforts. Add it to your list, before or after the winery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Museum is a very spectacular place and in such an out of the way area. The presentation is amazing and something for everybody of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wish we had more time. We were told about this place by a couple we met at Six Flags. So glad that we made the detour to see this amazing museum. This should be on everyone's to do list.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the museum several years ago. The museum has expended greatly. There are new buildings displaying a PT BOAT and a aircraft that flew off an aircraft carrier. I was impressed. Even my 14 years old grandson was impressed. We spent 4 hours over 2 days with the purchase of one ticket. We worth the $.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fredericksburg is tiny, so imagine my surprise to find such an elaborate museum here. This is a newer museum dedicated to the Pacific theater of WWII. The museum is large, with some artifacts including airplanes and a tank, and many videos and displays and explanations of various parts of the war. Very well laid out, and you should plan to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum in dec 2016 and we did enjoy it but there are actually 3 museums and it takes a long time to get through everything. It is very informative and if you are interested in the history of the was this is the place for you! I loved the Japanese Garden and the Memorials on the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fantastic museum for learning about WW2 in the Pacific. This museum has up graded & expanded their exhibits over the years. If you want to take it all in allow at least 4 hours. Tickets are good for 48 hours which gives you the amount of time that you really need. Tremendous amount of detail here. Kids need... More 

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We were truly amazed by the depth and breadth of the displays. The museum is set up in a definite pattern that allows you to fully grasp the events leading up to the War in the Pacific. Then you are faced with the full impact of the various battles. The museum starts with a set up featuring Adm. Chester Nimitz.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous amount of information and items on display. You can spend a few hours but you could also spend two days to see everything. It starts out just before the attack on Pearl Harbor and takes you to the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri.

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