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National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in the area. Really grounds you with what is important. Should be required for anyone living in the USA!

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is a wealth of information. We studied bits of this in school, but there are so many facts about our troops and the Japanese troops. It is very reasonable and you can go through it at your own pace. You can spend an hour here, or days. Fascinating place and we are glad we found it on Trip Advisor.

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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!

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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

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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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