National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

4.9
Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
National WWI 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kansas City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National WWI Museum and Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Never miss a chance to visit our countries museums especially our military. If your in KC this is a must see. For your children or yourself it is a good chance to familiarize yourself with our...  more »
  • A beautiful memorial to the Great War. When in KC MO it is a must see. Easy parking too! War is Hell.  more »
  • The Excellent rating with 5446 reviews (as of today) speaks volumes. Fantastic details with many personal stories. Spent 3.5 hours, yet was only planning to spend 2. I am neither a WWI buff nor...  more »
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  • Man! I love this place. Great place for families and to just walk around. A lot to see, to educate and entertain the kids. Rich history that should never be forgotten. My family and I visit this place frequently. Not only to visit the museum, but most of the time to have picnics at the back-end on the grass which is graced with a spectacular view of downtown and crown station. Always a to go for me!
  • Way better than I expected. The museum is bigger than I thought it would be and really cool. The kids didn't like it we should have left them at home but I didn't expect to want to stay very long so I guess we will know better next time. If you go up in the tower go before it gets hot so you aren't standing in line in the heat and the tower is not air-conditioned either so it's best to do that part early. The kids did like the tower quite a bit.
  • Absolutely the best Museum I have ever been to. The entrance fee is $18 for adults and I would definitely recommend you pay the extra $2 to go up the tower. Additionally, I would recommend taking a guided tour as there is so much history packed in here that you just won't see or appreciate otherwise. You will never regret this visit.
  • A top-tier historical museum, with a great collection of items, combined with well-written descriptions, all of it beautifully displayed. The staff is super-helpful and knowledgeable. We spent about 3 hours going through the exhibits; overall, a great way to spend an afternoon. I learned a lot about World War I. Our visit to the museum encouraged me to read more about this period in our history.
  • Great museum about the great war! Their gallery shows the uniforms, rifles, artillery, grenades, swords, and daggers used in the first full-blown modern war. The gallery is split in two halves with one half focusing on most of the war and the other half is all about American involvement. A quick walk through will take you 1-2 hr if you want to read everything plan for 3-4.

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