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National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City

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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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  • I've always been interested in World War II history and found World War I history harder to grasp. This museum made the era's history very relatable and interesting. The exhibits were excellent and....  more
    I've always been interested in World War II history and found World War I history harder to grasp. This museum made the era's history very relatable and interesting. The exhibits were excellent and....  more »
  • The National WWI Museum is a must see experience! My son and I spent the whole day looking at the exhibits. There is so much to learn and ponder. We will definitely visit again! 
    The National WWI Museum is a must see experience! My son and I spent the whole day looking at the exhibits. There is so much to learn and ponder. We will definitely visit again!  more »
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  • Beautiful memorial. The trip up the tower is totally worth it. It's a tight ride on the way up, with a few extra steps (about 1 flight), but the view is gorgeous. The views of the skyline are almost as good from the base of the tower, too. Would love to go back to go through the museums when we have more time. Love that it is one of the only WW I memorials in the country, and it's right in our back yard.
  • Amazing! Yes, simply Amazing place to get some evening walk with beautiful view of Kansas City and Amazing sunset. This is a historical place and wonderful art work done in the memories of world war I veterans. I believe this is one of the best places to visit in US and I highly recommend to everyone. I didn't get chance to go in but I will do it soon. I can't wait to go up in that monument tower and get a wonderful views from the top.

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