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Monday, November 23, 2015

KC WWI Museum

I'm going to break my usual rule of no more than a couple of photos per post as I walk you through the Liberty Memorial and the National World War I Museum, in Kansas City, Missouri. It's one of the region's must-visit attractions, and I give it a very high recommendation. As you approach, the Liberty Memorial, dedicated to the men and women who served in World War I, stands out.
It's an impressive tower, and you can go to the top. On the day we were there it was cold and windy, but the photos I posted last week of Union Station and the Kansas City skyline were taken from it.
On either side of this tower are a couple of large halls with various artwork and displays.
The core of the museum is underground, with various tanks...
... and artillery on display.
There are also many educational displays, and even a couple of life-size recreations of the trenches in which so many people perished.

12 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting museum. I doubt any exhibit could replicate the real horrors of that war.

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  2. Fascinating museum, and that tower ...quite a climb. No wonder you got such great pictures of the landmarks from that vantage!

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  3. Oh, what an incredible place, Al!! And thank you SO much for the extra photos!! I truly enjoyed them all!! Truly amazing! I do hope you have a great new week!!

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  4. Wow, I did not know this even exist. I hope someday I get to visit the other states too.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. Can we learn from these reminders of a war long past? - Margy

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  6. Nice photos and information Al. I'd like to go there someday. WWI was a brutal and terrible war.

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  7. Great perspective of the tower.
    And those machine monsters they look good in museums. I hope they aren't required anymore.

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  8. That is a beautiful museum. There is so much to see here.

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  9. Wonderful shots. I'm glad you shared them with us.

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  10. Just great post, Al!
    Very beautiful the large halls with various artwork and displays!

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  11. My daddy was in WWI so I especially enjoyed you post. I have spent much time reading about “The Great War” which was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Now, I feel like I must make a trip to this museum. I would probably cry a lot as I did in France and Belgium, but I want to know as much as I can about the war that changed my daddy’e life forever. Thank you for the wonderful captures. A very special post.

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  12. This post is not just a simple post. It is a travel to history. So, now, I can tell to anyone that I have a friend who helps me to teach history to my students.

    Thank you my friend Al for sharing this post.
    Yannis Politopoulos

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