History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-year Associate membership to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, located in Penn Valley Park (a $125 value).
Officially designated the National World War I Museum by the 108th Congress and named the best museum in Kansas City by Ingram's magazine, the National World War I Museum is the only American museum solely dedicated to the War to End All Wars. The facility boasts more than 55,000 historical artifacts, ensuring the conflict's story will never be lost to future generations or time-travelers from the distant past. Guests begin each visit by crossing over the Western Front poppy field, a remembrance to those who lost their lives, before entering the museum underneath the towering Liberty Memorial. As they make their way through the museum, patrons can point their peepers at an array of time-spanning exhibits, including animated battle maps, a collection of WWI artillery and objects, six different realistic trench scenes, and much more. The Associate membership package bestows the following benefits:
- Free admission for two adults and children at the same address or grandchildren under 18 (admission is always free for active-duty and career military service people, as well as kids 5 and under)
- Eight single-use guest passes for the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial Tower
- 10% discount at the museum store and the "Over There" Café
- A subscription to the members-only newsletter
- Invitations to members-only events
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.
100 W 26th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108Get Directions