"The National World War I Museum" Liberty Memorial Tip by lindathetourist

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Many visitors to the National World War I Museum are suprised at the Smithsonian quality museum located below the original Exhibit Hall, Memory Hall and the Liberty Memorial tower. Cross the glass bridge above a re-creation of Flanders Field, Belguim to travel back in time to The Great War. Follow the events of the war from it's start in 1914 to the peace in 1919. Ask yourself the question, did World War I end in 1945 or did World War II start in 1914.

Currently on display are uniforms from Germany, Russia, Czechoslovakia, and France that have not been previously displayed. The museum gives the visitor a sense of why the war happened and the fact that there were no real winners with nine million combatants killed. My favorite displays are a Renault tank, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and for a short time, Gary Cooper's best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sgt. York. Visit the Over There Cafe when you need a break or sit in one of the Reflection booths and listen to music, poetry or speeches from the era.

This is definitely a must see. Give yourself about 2.5 hours to see it all or more if you read everything.

Address: 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City MO 64108
Directions: Across the street south of Union Station. From I-35, take the West Penway or Broadway exits. Look for the blue signs.
Phone: 816-784-1918
Website: http://www.theworldwar.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 27, 2009
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