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National World War I Museum and Memorial
Type: History Museums, Military, Museums
The only US museum dedicated solely to World War I, the beautiful National World War I Museum and Memorial recently commemorated the centennial of the Great War. Inside the unique facility, history... Read More
The only US museum dedicated solely to World War I, the beautiful National World War I Museum and Memorial recently commemorated the centennial of the Great War. Inside the unique facility, history buffs and curious visitors can learn about this heartbreaking historic time period. Permanent exhibits that explain hundreds of artifacts, and often attach a very human face to this conflict, include the Great Frieze, depicting man's journey from war to peace. An integral part of the monument, the Liberty Memorial tower displays objects that were collected beginning on Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), near the end of the war. And a glass bridge that overlooks 9,000 red poppies – each one representing 1,000 soldier deaths – provides a sobering reminder of this war's human toll.
- Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Museum and Tower Adult (12-64) $16; Senior (65+) $14; Student (18+) $14; Military $8; Child (6-17) $10; Child (0-5) Free
- Museums: "Want to see exhibitions you missed and others that are only available online? Visit the web site to access a complete catalog of Online Exhibitions."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "You'll find fabulous views of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the top of the Liberty Memorial; or enjoy pretty views of the area from a picnic table in this park-like setting."