Liberty Memorial, Kansas City
We had allowed perhaps as much as two hours for this stop; 5 1/2 hours later we tore ourselves away with reluctance. It has been noted that this is a Smithsonian-quality museum. I would add that it has many interactive features, such as light tables where you can create a WWI poster and email it to yourself or others. On the practical side, it has a nice lunchroom where you can have sandwiches etc. without leaving the grounds. very handy, since the museum is not openuntil ten a.m. most days. On October 5th, 2012, a very nice Chicken Salad sandwich cost $8 and a fountain drink was $2. It may be a couple of bucks more than usual, but its was better than leaving the museum, driving around to find a place to eat, and then returning to finish your visit.
I found this musuem very well done, with many interesting artifacts and professional displays. The first half of the musuem gives a well-balanced overview of the beginning of the war, and the only critique I have is in the second half of the musuem. Although the United States was only involved in the last year of the war, half of the musuem is dedicated to the American contribution. I can understand why the musuem is like this since it is catering towards Americans, but I still feel that it kind of blew things out of proportion. I still recommend this musuem, however, as it's sure to please any musuem or history buff. Also be sure to check out the Liberty Memorial tower which provides nice views of the city.
For those of you with dogs, there is a big area fenced in so you can bring your little fluffy friend to play with all the other dogs. There are some picnic tables for the humans to sit and watch all the different types of dogs that come and play.
Liberty Memorial honors the men and women who have served in WWI. There is a museum and gift shop on location. The Liberty Memorial Museum, which houses one the most significant World War I collections in North America, is the only museum in the United States dedicated to those who served in World War I.
this place is a great place to experince exactly what happened during WWI. With great displays and fun for the whole family!