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National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial

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2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 888-8100
https://www.theworldwar.org/
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Check out the towers that overlook the downtown area of kansas city, beautiful city

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The poppies were chilling and the lifelike models of everything really put it into perspective

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Lyndon, Kansas, USA

I went here with my class for a day trip. This world war 1 museum was breath taking and almost gave you a feel that you are actually there with the soldiers!

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West Covina

Check out the towers that overlook the downtown area of kansas city, beautiful city

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Local from Kansas City

This WWI museum is the only WWI museum in the U.S. Replete with numerous original historical artifacts and pieces from WWI, it provides history lovers an immense understanding of the causes underlying WWI, as well as the numerous sacrifices made. A MUST SEE for anyone interested in history, particularly military history. I recommend spending at least half a day there.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I think there are two types of museums:
One is to please your eyes with interactive and fun things to do.
The other is pure reading, learning and educating yourself.

The National WWI Museum is the latter one.
It's definitely not for everyone. This museum sums up all my history classes I had in school about the world war. I like the feeling to educate myself and with some short films, documentary and explanatory animations this place makes it really easy for people to understand what happened in the past.

At the same time this museum is very specific. So if you don't like to read this will probably be extremely boring for you.

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Blue Springs

Brought my 3 children by myself ages 2,5,7. They lost interest really fast. We were able to go to the top of the liberty memorial which was awesome but cramped. I suggest not taking small children there if you care about seeing each artifact. I myself really enjoyed it.

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Bucyrus

I didn't even make it in the museum because the monument above provides an incredible view of the KC skyline. And the best part? The monument area is free!

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Great place to spend an afternoon. It's a fantastic museum and underrated National memorial

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Impressive collection of weapons and artifacts as well as immersive dioramas for a largely forgotten and still completely terrible war.

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial tells the story of WWI. It is a semi-guided tour of the museum. It has lots of major artifacts from WWI. Their are two movies that talk about how the war started and how did the US got involved. Disability access is provided. Disability parking is provided. You will need about 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours to visit the Museum.

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Lees Summit, Missouri, USA

Many people outside of the Kansas City area don't realize the National World War I Memorial is located here. There is a nice park area to walk around the memorial grounds and take in all it's splendor. This might make a good place to pair with the zoo. You won't spend all day here, but you can pay your respects to those that gave their lives 100 years ago in World War I. While this War is just a page in history books, visiting this memorial and museum helps bring to light the struggles of the time and the price of victory.

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Merriam, Kansas, USA

An amazing museum. A great place to learn about world war one. The museum is arranged in a timeline of the war. One of the most educational museums I've ever visited.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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Super cool for an interesting history lesson. My kids loved it when we took them at ages 8 and 12. equally captivating for either a history buff or an airplane enthusiast.

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There is one of the best attractions in Kansas City. It has an interesting display.

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Local from Kansas City, Missouri

I've only been to Liberty Memorial one time and that was to take photos at night. I've driven past it a thousand times and recognize it as a Kansas City landmark, though I haven't explored it much on my own.

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Honolulu

Frequently overshadowed by the supremely devastating events of World War Two, World War One deserves to be remembered and memorialized throughout the country. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the first such establishment in the country to honor the sacrifices and bravery of the many soldiers who participated in this first great world war. The museum is full of interesting relics and informational displays, and the Memorial provides great views of Kansas City from the top of the 200 foot Obelisk. Bring your young ones and assure that the memory of this event remains strong in the minds of everyone so to hopefully avoid any other such massive calamities.

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Local from Kansas City

A wonderful experience for everyone.

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Local from Kansas City

It's a very well designed museum. Very pretty.

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Muskogee

A stunning tribute to the Doughboys of WWI. A world class museum.

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Madison, Alabama

great hidden gem in kansas city we should never forget.

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Aliases: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, National World War I Museum and Memorial

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