The National World War I Museum and Memorial has been called a national treasure by Pulitzer Prize winning biographer, A. Scott Berg, and deemed one of the nation’s Top 25 Museums, by TripAdvisor. This is the only museum in Kansas or Missouri named to the list.
Opened in December 2006, the Museum encompasses a 30,000-square-foot core exhibit space and owns the world’s most comprehensive collection of WWI artifacts. As the only national museum dedicated to the Great War, it holds a wide array of constantly changing special exhibitions, making repeat attendance worthwhile.
“Part of the reason I believe we’re ranked among the top 25 museums in the country is that people of all ages enjoy an incredibly diverse experience when they visit the National World War I Museum and Memorial,” says President and CEO Dr. Matthew Naylor. “We constantly seek to tell personal stories from World War I and how the most influential event of the 20th century affects people to this very day.”