The National Museum of the Pacific War

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Facility:The National Museum of the Pacific War
Description:The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Museum includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Nimitz Education and Research Center.

Originally named The Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed solely in the historic Nimitz Hotel, the Museum has grown to nearly 34,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, and boasts an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns. An additional 40,000-foot expansion is planned for the Museum's future.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:340 East Main Street
Address 2:
City:Fredericksburg
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:78624
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The Museum is open every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission:Adults: $7, Senior Citizen or Military ID: $6, Student: $4
Telephone:(830) 997-4379
Website:http://www.nimitz-museum.org
R E V I E W S
LK, Co-op Member
This museum has been expanded and updated from years ago when I first went. I am very impressed! The ticket admission is good 48 hours from time of purchase. This is because there is so much to see, and parts of the museum are located in other locations around Fredericksburg (small town, don't worry). I did not know this, and purchased tickets the last day before we were scheduled to leave town. So, we were only able to view the main museum on our time limit that day.
The main museum consists of a path you follow through the timeline of the events leading up to and including World War II. It is VERY detailed, so there is a lot of reading. They also have some elements to intrigue multiple senses. There are also things to see outside of the museum - actual 'pieces' from various equipment/machinery, a memorial garden, and more we did not get the time to see.
My 8 year old son was fascinated, but did not have the patience for me to read everything to him. He most enjoyed seeing the "real" items from that time and the things he could touch, climb on and listen to.
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