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National WWI Museum and Memorial


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2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States

(??.? miles from you)


National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial
National WWI Museum and Memorial

(??.? miles from you)

2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


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Why You Should Go...

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's Congressionally designated museum and memorial dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact. Named one of the top

Discover one-of-a-kind artifacts, including a 1917 all-original Harley-Davidson motorcycle, massive artillery pieces and a battle-scarred Renault FT-17 tank; one of the few remaining in the world. Connect with soldiers from WWI through their personal items from flying goggles and shaving kits to diaries and photos. View immense remnants of the Pantheon de la Guerre, formerly the largest painting in the world. Ascend to the top of the 217-foot tall Liberty Memorial Tower for breathtaking panoramic views of Kansas City. 

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Why You Should Go...

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's Congressionally designated museum and memorial dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact. Named one of the top 25 museums in the United States and the No. 1 attraction in Kansas City by TripAdvisor, the Museum and Memorial possesses the most comprehensive WWI collection in the world and takes visitors on an epic journey through a transformative period, while sharing deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. 

Discover one-of-a-kind artifacts, including a 1917 all-original Harley-Davidson motorcycle, massive artillery pieces and a battle-scarred Renault FT-17 tank; one of the few remaining in the world. Connect with soldiers from WWI through their personal items from flying goggles and shaving kits to diaries and photos. View immense remnants of the Pantheon de la Guerre, formerly the largest painting in the world. Ascend to the top of the 217-foot tall Liberty Memorial Tower for breathtaking panoramic views of Kansas City. 

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Tue

10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Vending Machines, Kids Activities, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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Fun Facts

More than 100,000 people witnessed the site dedication in 1921 and more than 150,000 spectators viewed the opening in 1926 featuring U.S. President Calvin Coolidge; the largest crowd a president had ever addressed.

The collection includes the largest remaining section of the Pantheon de la Guerre, formerly the largest painting in the world at 402 feet by 45 feet that originally featured 6,000 prominent people from the Allied nations that participated in WWI.

With more than 300,000 objects and documents, the National WWI Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive WWI collection in the world.

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Why You Should Go...

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's Congressionally designated museum and memorial dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact. Named one of the top 25 museums in the United States and the No. 1 attraction in Kansas City by TripAdvisor, the Museum and Memorial possesses the most comprehensive WWI collection in the world and takes visitors on an epic journey through a transformative period, while sharing deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. 

Discover one-of-a-kind artifacts, including a 1917 all-original Harley-Davidson motorcycle, massive artillery pieces and a battle-scarred Renault FT-17 tank; one of the few remaining in the world. Connect with soldiers from WWI through their personal items from flying goggles and shaving kits to diaries and photos. View immense remnants of the Pantheon de la Guerre, formerly the largest painting in the world. Ascend to the top of the 217-foot tall Liberty Memorial Tower for breathtaking panoramic views of Kansas City. 

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Pets, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Vending Machines, Kids Activities, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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  • The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

    Tuesday

    10:00 AM CST

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    The Vietnam War: 1945-1975
    Learn about one of the most controversial events of the 20th century, the Vietnam War. How and why did the conflict begin? What are the connections between the war and its cousin, World War I? From perspectives covering both the home front and the war front, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 explores themes of patriotism, duty and citizenship through a remarkable collection of objects, documents, photographs and more.  Tickets purchased in addition to admission are $3, for exhibition only prices vary.

  • 1919: Peace?

    Tuesday

    10:00 AM CST

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    1919: Peace?

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    1919: Peace?
    Examine how World War I transformed the world and left a legacy of unresolved issues and conflict. The World War I Armistice on Nov 11, 1918 ended fighting on the Western Front, but the war continued in many ways past the Treaty of Paris at Versailles on June 28, 1919. Through this special exhibit understand how the world was impacted and the changes that occurred after the war ended. 

  • Etched in Memory

    Tuesday

    10:00 AM CST

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    Etched in Memory

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    Etched in Memory
    See the iconic structures from Belgium and Northern France that were threatened or damaged during the battles of the Great War through color etchings by British artist James Alphege Brewer. Through these images, you will understand the path of destruction that War War I created, including countless historically significant buildings and cathedrals. 

  • Devastated Lands

    Tuesday

    10:00 AM CST

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    Devastated Lands

    National WWI Museum and Memorial

    Devastated Lands
    Witness the unprecedented path of desolate landscapes left behind by World War I. By the end of the war, much of the Western Front resembled anything but rolling countryside. Instead, the destruction yielded topography akin to an uninhabited planet. This exhibition examines the battered lands through a series of jarring photographs and illustrations from the Museum and Memorial’s collection. 

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Fun Facts

More than 100,000 people witnessed the site dedication in 1921 and more than 150,000 spectators viewed the opening in 1926 featuring U.S. President Calvin Coolidge; the largest crowd a president had ever addressed.

The collection includes the largest remaining section of the Pantheon de la Guerre, formerly the largest painting in the world at 402 feet by 45 feet that originally featured 6,000 prominent people from the Allied nations that participated in WWI.

With more than 300,000 objects and documents, the National WWI Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive WWI collection in the world.

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