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National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
Pay tribute to World War II heroes and learn about the conflict at National Museum of the Pacific War. Located in Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz’s hometown, this museum complex includes three major sites--the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone. Guided tours, artifacts, documents, weapons, and multimedia presentations illustrate the war in the Pacific. Visit the Japanese Garden of Peace, donated by the government of Japan on the town's 130th anniversary. A single ticket gives you access to all of the sites and is valid for two days. Using our international travel planner, Fredericksburg attractions like National Museum of the Pacific War can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Enjoyed the educational experience of enriching my appreciation of the sacrifices made for our great country 
  • We spent much longer here that I thought we would because the many exhibits and some hands-on exhibits are really fascinating. This is the flagship of the museum complex, and there's a lot to absorb. ...  read more »
  • I have been to the museum twice with different friends visiting from out of town. The level of detail is unbelievable. I learn something new with each visit. They say your visit can be 2-5 hours depen...  read more »
  • Such an incredible museum! If you are interested in history, especially military history, this is a must see! We spent about 5 hours in it and easily could have spent another 1 or 2, but since it was closing we had to speed up the last bit. There is so much to see, read, and watch, and even interact with. Not only do you get access to the main museum, but to other museums as well. We didn't even make it to the Nimitz museum. Honestly, I cannot recommend this museum enough! Get the self-guided audio tool too; if you're short on time, it does a good job summarizing some of the exhibits.
  • Fantastic learning experience. The museum tells the story in a variety of mediams and depending on the speed of your reading skills it could take all day. The museum is designed in a maze and there are several well marked doors to get back to the lobby for rest rooms and the like. The only negative to the experience would be the lack of seating. They do have wheel-chairs and scooters available, however a large elderly group came in after we started the museum maze, and I did hear many complaining there was not very many places to sit and regroup.
  • Texas's best kept secret. You'll want to take two days to see this magnificent museum. There are so many things to see inside and in adjacent buildings. Listening wands were complimentary. Wear a good pair of walking shoes and spend some time outside in the garden and memorial area. Tickets are good for 48 hours - loved that. Everyone there very nice and knowledgeable. Amazing artifacts and you'll not only learn about the every battle in the Pacific war, but the history in the world leading up to it. I got a great understanding of the battles my grandpa was in during WW2. I'd give it 6 stars if I could. Amazing!
  • I had a great time at this museum. Everything is so clean and the exhibits were great. There were 3 parts to this museum so best bang for your buck. the staff is so kind and helpful. I would visit again
  • If you want to learn about ww2 then this is the place to go, I've been 4 times and still see things I missed before. Iam trying to get there when they have a reenactment of the U.S. Marines storming the beaches of a Japanese held island . Going to this museum and understanding what the war was about makes you appreciate the United States Military and appreciate the sacrifices these brave people made for our freedom .God bless the U.S.A.!
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