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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

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TYPE: History
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Crown Center Area
ADDRESS: 100 W 26th St. Kansas City, MO 64108
PHONE: 816-888-8100
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Average Rating

5 out of 5 stars (13 Reviews)

Price: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Student with ID $12, Youth 6-17 $8. Kids 5 and under free. All tickets $7 every Wednesdays.
Hours: Regular Hours 10am-5pm Tue.-Sun., Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am-5pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day; 10am-7pm Sat.

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes in the world today. The National World War I Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

Reviews

Is this KC's attempt at the Arch?

Rating:

3 out of 5 stars

07/15/2011
Mayla G. - OKC, OK

This really seems like an attempt to rival the arch.....Cool museum, but the key thing that makes me think of the arch is how you can go up in this.......but im left thinking it was attempt at that...

Wow!!!!

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/27/2010
Janie A. - Readyville, TN

We spent 3 very special hours in your museum. There were four in my party and we all agreed. I was so impressed with the beautiful way you have displayed all the terrible things we must use in war. The films and the displays as well as the quiet surroundings of the interior of the museum were just great. The staff were very cordial and helpful. I appreciated the fact that there was no political agenda. I do intend to go back as one trip was not enough to see it all. Keep up the good work.

Touring Liberty Memorial via Segway!

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/20/2010
Kelli W. - Smithville, MO

We took a Segway tour of the Liberty Memorial and the surrounding area. It was one of the best tours we've ever been on. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the Segways were so much fun to ride. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we had a really great experience.

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WWI Memorial is a must see, a treaure

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

09/05/2010
Mike S. - Owasso, OK

The Liberty Memorial and WWI National Memorial Museum are must sees when in Kansas City. From the minute we entered the museum we were greated by a volunteer who provided a rich introduction into the museum and WWI. The displays and interactivity made this a work while visit to honor those who faught for and perserved Liberty in the World!

An experience you won't forget

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

08/22/2010
Susan H. - Frisco, TX

You will leave the museum with a better understanding of the war and an appreciation for the past. The museum is designed in a way so it keeps you engaged through the entire journey. Highly recommend watching the short films. Kids loved it (ages 8 and 13) and thanked us for taking them. Please don't leave Kansas City without this experience.

Unbelievable realistic

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

05/30/2010
Siegfried L. - Kansas City, MO

Having a Grand Father who fell in the Battle of Tannenberg, I can now imagine the pain and horror he fellt. This museum is one of it kind. Never saw something like this before. Not in Europe, or somewhere else

National WW1 Memorial Museum

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

12/11/2009
Yankee T. - E.Htfd, CT

Awesome musuem I ever went with the best bargain. You can't miss a spotlight in this spectacular memorial. I was very moved by the archives (Library) in the basement, they provided information from A to Z based on WW1. My 4 Great Uncles fought in the front lines in Chateau Thierry, France against the machine powered Germans and 3 of em came back survived in this truly horrible impossible war....
Absolutelly very friendly workers and the atmosphere were just unbelievable. I recommended for those outsiders so to attend without any buts or ifs. Great bargain.. approx 3 hours tour was just so perfect.. will come back for more with my family and friends. I was alone at that time... the top 5 history musuem in the USA and regrettably slightly better than Smithsonian.. Just go....

A Must See if You're in Kansas City

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

11/01/2009
Tim H. - Fremont, NE

Although I knew quite a bit about the Second World War, my knowledge of WW1 was pretty sketchy. After a visit to this museum, you definitely won't have any issues understanding what happened in WWI.

This was FAR BETTER than I expected. I would agree with one of the other reviewers that it was on par with the exhibits at the Smithsonian.

The tower is also worth the extra $2.00. The view is great. Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. The mural paintings in the Hall of Memory were also fantastic.

Highly, highly recommend. At $10 per person (half that if you use the 2-for-1 tickets on this site) it's one of the best values I've seen in Kansas City.

A MUST SEE

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

08/26/2009
Suzanne H. - Lenexa, KS

I have lived in the KC area going on 4 years and just today made it to the Liberty Memorial. As a seasonal employee of the IRS, I was well aware of its location, but it took an old friend coming into town who is a USAF & National Guard vet wanting to do touristy stuff that made me think of it. Having toured the memorials in D.C. and other war-related places in Europe, I found the Liberty Memorial to be a truly amazing museum. We are fortunate to have such a gem in our city. The collection is well designed and interesting, and the interactive parts are ingenious. We spent over 3 hours there and could have spent more time. For $10 you can tour all three of the museums AND go to the top of the tower -- an absolute bargain. The volunteers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely be back.

Special to Kansas City

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10/28/2008
Julie G. - Arnold, MO

The World War I Museum and Tower are awesome! You can see a lot of Kansas City from the top of the tower. Union Station was a lot of fun with lots of stuff to do. They had a great Christmas display. The Kansas City Chief's are a great team & organization. They had a special Veteran's Day Ceremony last Veteran's Day there.

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World War 1 Museum

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09/29/2008
Kristy B. - Kansas City, MO

My dad is a vietnam vet and I enjoyed taking him and my mom to see this wonderful museum when they came in town from Iowa for the weekend. They really liked it and we all learned a lot.

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Tower alone is worth visiting

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

08/08/2008
Lindsay M. - Rogers, AR

A beautiful memorial and lasting tribute. But even if you're not into the history, the Memorial Tower is worth paying $4 for. You take an elevator up to the top and get a great a bird's eye view of the city. It's breathtaking and a wonderful photo opportunity.

On Par with the Smithsonian

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

06/05/2008
Dana K. - Wichita, KS

When we heard the new museum at Liberty Memorial was good, we weren't expecting this good. The museum's artifacts, documentary films and interactive exhibits are comparable to the major museums in D.C.

Special Offers

World War Wednesdays

Join the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial for World War Wednesdays when all admission tickets are $7.

Offer Valid Until: January 27, 2014 - December 24, 2014

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W 26th St.
Phone: 816-888-8100
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Active Duty Families Save $2 of Admission

The National World War I Museum offers discounts to military families. Active Duty Military families, with valid military ID, receive $2 off the price of admission.

Offer Valid Until: January 27, 2014 - December 30, 2014

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W 26th St.
Phone: 816-888-8100
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Active Duty Military Save 50% Off Admission

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial offers discounts to military personnel. Those who are on active duty, with valid military ID, will receive 50% off the price of admission.

Offer Valid Until: January 27, 2014 - December 30, 2014

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W 26th St.
Phone: 816-888-8100
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