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National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States 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. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Kind of out of the way, but they have some really great exhibits! Anyone with even a casual interest in World War II will greatly enjoy! So glad we made the drive here!

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A local friend informed me about this museum. Its worthwhile the time spend to see a bit if history. Go visit the memorial garden

Thank Johan V
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

First time back since the new wing was added and was blown away. If you like the history of the war in the Pacific, don't miss this. It starts before we entered the war all the way to the signing on the Mighty Mo. lots of videos and reading could take hours if you take them all in so allow plenty of time. Tickets are good for 2 days.

Thank Bob E
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

To start, right behind the Museum, there is plenty of free parking at the city visitor center, on the street might be a bit more difficult to find. Entrance is across the street from the visitor center on on Main Street, at the Nimitz Hotel. You'll be surprised at the size of this place. A nice walkway, with "walls of honor" with plaques honoring individuals, ships and various units. A section honoring the presidents that were in office or served in the military during the war is there. Even has a Japanese Tea Garden! Inside, a journey, takes you from the beginning to the end of the war. Video clips, and artifacts, all so very interesting. There is also a section down the street that does reenactments of an island landing/fighting. These are not everyday, you can check on the days that they are presented, and well worth seeing! Discounted tickets for seniors and military active and retired. This place is a must see if you are a history buff.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Even if you know nothing about WWII or the Pacific, you will be enthralled here. Once inside, it's more like the Smithsonian than Central Texas. Interesting, interactive, educational. Exceedingly well done. Give yourself plenty of time to explore.

Thank Kirk W
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