National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

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National World War I Museum and Memorial explores the Great War in detail, from its origins to its legacy. Enter the modern facility across a glass bridge above a field of 9,000 red poppies. Each flower represents 1,000 World War I combatant deaths. Inside the museum, you can watch short documentaries about the war, study period artifacts, interact with multimedia displays, and explore replicas of trenches. The on-site cafe is decorated with World War I-themed furnishings and plays music of the era. A trip up the Liberty Memorial Tower is included in the ticket price. Use our Kansas City trip generator to arrange your visit to National World War I Museum and Memorial and other attractions in Kansas City.
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  • World war 1 museum , one of the nicest one i have seen As nice even better then the one in France . Very well explain. Beautifull scenary inside , AAA CAA discount . If yu pass by Kansas city take 2 ,...  more »
  • My husband, my older daughter, and I enjoyed our time at the museum. Volunteers were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The museum was large and included lots of different pieces and exhibits--ever...  more »
  • Our kids loved exploring the museum and found the collection of items great. They also loved doing the scavenger hunt through the museum. It is incredibly well done!  more »
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  • This museum, like the veterans who fought the first world war, is easy to overlook. Don't let their humility fool you. This is a GREAT museum. The exhibits are second to none. The videos and interactive activities are wonderful. But I was most WOWED by the volunteers, they deserve praise. Plan to spend the day here. Bring questions...
  • The amount of stuff they have crammed in this museum is amazing. Definitely requires at least two days to enjoy. Very personable and knowledgeable docents. Priceless value, a must see, actually my favorite thing to do while in Kansas City.
  • This museum is a hidden jewel and well worth the small admission price of $16 for an adult. There are many, many displays of genuine artifacts and the docents are very knowlegable. Get on one of their docent led tours (at no additional cost). You will learn a lot and appreciate the sacrifice of all of the people who were soldiers, citizens if the occupied and battlefield countries, the doctors, nurses and caregivers, and all who were affected from the Great War (AKA WWI). A tour that while I lived in KC never did take. I had to visit after having moved away to go there. Don't make the same mistake.
  • I have lived in KC most of my life and have been here a couple of times just to go up top. The museum wasn't much to look at. Since the remodel it is Great. The museum is well worth the time to visit, even if your not into war.
  • Great setup, linear design helps move you from exhibit to exhibit. Spacious seating in theater rooms. Access to top of tower was near impossible, lines formed really fast and moved slowly.