National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

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Museum boasts collection of more than 60,000 WWI artifacts & exhibits detailing western-front poppy field, dramatic films, & memorial tower

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The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we've come with today's Groupon to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, located at the corner of Main and Memorial Drive across from Crown Center. Choose between two options:

  • For $12, you get two adult admissions (a $24 value).
  • For $22, you get a family museum package for four (a $46 value), which includes:
    • Two adult admissions (a $24 value)
    • Two kid admissions and two family-fun guides (a $12 value)
    • Two souvenir kids' helmets (a $10 value)

The interactive exhibits and more than 60,000 artifacts throughout the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial—named Kansas City's Best Museum by Ingram's magazine—bring to life heroic and heartbreaking stories from the battlefield and the home front. Originating as a memorial site for World War I in 1921, the museum's historical exhibits immerse visitors in the day-to-day lives of soldiers as they traverse a western-front poppy field or explore a walk-through re-creation of a howitzer-shell crater. Guests can pore over an animated battle map's vibrant pages to gain insight on the planning and execution of battles or soak in one of the two dramatic films in the museum theater, such as A World on the Edge, which sets the scene in early 20th-century Europe leading up to the war, or The Lion King II. The 217-foot-high Liberty Memorial Tower invites guests to ascend to its top floor where an open-air observation allows them to peer into the distance to see whether their garage has been painted.

National World War I Museum and Memorial

A glass bridge is suspended above a field of 9,000 red poppies, each flower representing 1,000 soldiers who died in the Great War. This living symbol is one of the many powerful exhibits within the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to World War I and dedicated by Congress as the nation's official World War I museum and memorial. Named one of the top 25 museums in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, the Museum is also rated the No. 1 attraction in Kansas City and holds the most diverse WWI collection in the world.

Designed by Ralph Appelbaum, who also lent his expertise to such landmarks as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National World War I Museum and Memorial integrates first-person accounts into a narrative that flows through its permanent and visiting exhibitions. The Museum's collection comprises World War I artifacts such as field artillery, a 1917 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and much more. The Museum also includes Over There Café and a comprehensive gift store.

Customer Reviews

I learned so much about WWI. So very interesting.
Nancy B. · August 31, 2016
Very nice museum, well worth the time spent there.
T W. · August 30, 2016
If you are not able to go up in the memorial tower, due to weather or time constraints, your ticket is good for one year!
Gaye Lynn H. · May 24, 2016
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    Crown Center

    100 W 26th St.

    Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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