National World War I Museum

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Facility:National World War I Museum
Description:This very educational museum is divided into before America entered the war (1914-1917), and after America entered the war; (1917-1919). Before entering the exhibits you cross Flanders Field of Poppies. You can start with a 12 min video that helps you to understand the what lead to the start of the war. Many different uniforms, artillary, guns and equipment used in the war are on exhibit. There are trenches with recordings where the soldiers talk about what life was like in the trenches. A 15 min video on a large screen above a war torn site presents us with the question"Should America enter the war?" There are interactive tables and recordings of poems and readings from that time period.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:100 W 26th Street
Address 2:
City:Kansas City
State/Province:MO
Zip Code:64108
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tues - Sun 10-5, tower closes at 4:30
Admission:$12/adults, $10/seniors&studens 18+, $6/6-17, under 6 free
Telephone:(816) 784-1918
Website:Visit Website
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Susan O., Co-op Member
As the only national World War I Museum, this is a must-see in Kansas City. You can spend as much (or as little) time here as you want. The exhibits lend themselves well to both those who want to read ht in-depth descriptions and those who want to skim through the museum. Because of this, it works well for all ages and is a good one to repeat as the children grow older.
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