National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 100 W 26 St, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8168888100
  • Ticket Price: 14 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, War Memorial, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

About National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial, Kansas City

A national historic Landmark of USA and the official World War I Museum of the country, Liberty Memorial and the National World War I Museum is dedicated to the soldiers of America who sacrificed their lives in World War I and the veterans who survived the war.

The Memorial is built on the fund raised by philanthropists of the Kansas and the Missouri state. With a non-profit organization maintaining the memorial and the premises since the early 20the century, the Museum was added in the early 21st century.

The liberty memorial is designed in classic Egyptian revival style and has a limestone exterior construction.  The grand aesthetic design of the monument is worth observing. The tall memorial tower illuminates in the evening by bright orange light which adds to the beauty of the tower.

The museum tells a tale of the war and has a huge collection of documents, books and 3-d objects describing the pre-war and the post war era in USA. Frequented by visitors since its opening, national Museum is a must-visit.

National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial Information

  • Over there cafe is an in-house cafe available to grab a bite.
  • Disable-enabled.
  • Audio-guide is available.

National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial Ticket Prices

  • Combined tickets for galleries, special exhibits and the Liberty Memorial Tower on two consecutive days is available.
  • Students, youth and senior citizens have a concession in entry fee.
  • Children under 6 years of age and members have a free entry.

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National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial, Kansas City Reviews

  • Thoroughly enjoyed. We came on Saturday and were pleased to learn that the tickets covered two days. Was nicely surprised to come the next day to encounter the live re-enactment stations. Apparently they come every second Sunday and have different themes each time. So much detail. I do recommend the audio tour. We were told at the counter that the tour didn't offer any other information, but just provides the written information in audio form. I found the audio tour to provide more information. I was also pretty overwhelmed by all of the information and displays. The audio tour really helped me focus throughout the museum and actually be able to take everything in. I mentioned in our second day that it would be awesome if they had a kids version of the tour on audio for the little ones. I was pretty impressed that the person actually wrote down my suggestion. Even if nothing ever comes of it, I felt pretty validated and heard. The museum itself was huge. Two individual halves- we did one half each day. There is a nice film to start your tour and another tour halfway through. There are a few small films throughout. I was also impressed with the fact that they had little seats available to sit and watch the films in the middle of the museum. We were saddened to find out that the Cafe had a limited menu on Sunday. We looked online and saw that the regular menu was pretty unique and had potential to add to the museum experience. They had unique selections like a 'eat like a soldier'- where you could choose menu items that would be similar to what a soldier would eat. I was super impressed to learn that this museum was thought of immediately following the war and came to fruition quickly thereafter. There was an additional museum about the chemical warfare. There are two additional museums upstairs on either end of the main hall. Very impressed and absolutely enjoyed!

  • I took my brother in law to this museum when he came to kc to visit us. The museum is big and has so so many things to see, for me it is amazing. Is always clean and well care. Everyone that works at this place is super friendly. You will start with a movie telling you how the war starts and in the middle of the museum you will watch a second movie. Super interesting we really love our time in here. You can also include a visit to the tower to see the whole city and take pictures.

  • Located in beautiful Penn Valley Park, the World War I Museum is a must visit when in Kansas City. The view from the outside of the museum overlooks Union Station with the downtown skyline in the background. There is a tower which gives even better views but is currently under renovation (but is worth going up in when the work is complete). The admission price is good for two days which is a great deal as there is so much to see. The displays are informative and there are plenty of videos which educate on the events of the war. There is an art gallery (extra price in addition to general admission) which I haven't been to but understand it is worth the price. As part of the general admission, there are two additional buildings that can be explored, but I have yet to do this as we normally run out of time viewing the general displays.

  • This museum is one of the most fascinating ones I have been to. The exhibits are really interesting! It is not all the same stuff and the museum will do an excellent job teaching you about WW1 if you know nothing already. I was very impressed! The tour guides are very well informed, passionate, and posses extensive knowledge of artifacts and events. Some of them are veterans which is awesome! I would recommend viewing the entire museum including the chemical weapons exhibit. The tower give you the best vantage point in the city. It's great for pictures too. The pricing is reasonable and it all goes back into the museum anyways. Well worth the time and money.

  • The WWI Museum is a great experience. You can enjoy great views of Kansas City, especially from the top of the tower. Highly recommend you go up to the top. There are so many interesting items, videos and stories. The introduction video they have you start off with is informative of how the war got started. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful. This is a must-do if you're from out of town.

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