National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial – Kansas City, Missouri
This is the first and only museum dedicated to the “Great War”. Opening in 2006 this museum honors those that served in the “Great War” and is superceeded only by the Britain’s Imperial War Museum.
The museum is housed beneath the existing Liberty Memorial, the 30,000-square-foot museum will feature more than 49,000 artifacts.
The First World War spanned four years, from 1914 to 1918
Walk of Honor Bricks can be purchased for veterans (living or deceased) of all wars including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Desert Wars. In addition we have a non-military section for special people who you would like to honor with a Brick.
As the United States’ largest memorial to World War I, the Liberty Memorial is a national treasure and stands as a beacon to the Courage, Honor, Patriotism and Sacrifice of those who seek to preserve Liberty.
Each visitor’s journey begins with a surreal walk across a glass-floored bridge. A lush field of 9,000 red poppies lies below, each flower representing 1,000 military deaths. Visitors then pass into a vast exhibit gallery of unforgettable sights and sounds. A walk-in shell crater-more than 20 feet in diameter and approximately 15 feet deep-demonstrates the level of damage left by artillery shells during WWI. Other key exhibits include a stunning recreation of No Man’s Land, a 90 foot-long replica trench and a three-story screen depicting scenes from “the war to end all wars.”
About the Liberty Memorial
Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1926, the Liberty Memorial consists of a 217-foot Memorial Tower, two exhibit halls and the new museum housed beneath the Tower.
Location: 100 W 26th St. Kansas City, MO
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday thru Sunday and on major holidays that fall on a Monday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Admission: Adult (12-64) $12; Senior (65+) $10; Students (18+ with ID) $10; Child (6-17) $6; Child (0-5) Free