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Liberty Memorial

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History Museums, School Trip, Educational, Historical
100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO
URL: Liberty Memorial  Phone: 816-888-8100

Activity Overview

The Liberty Memorial, located within the National World War I Museum & Memorial museum, is located in downtown Kansas City, MO. It is a quick walking distance from the Amtrak station, and is located adjacent to the Legoland Discovery Center & Penn Valley Park.

World War I is not as widely known as its latter successor, World War II, and with the various exhibits that are available in this museum, we all can get a glimpse of what happened & remember the events that happened. Remembering helps us to move on, and learn from our past mistakes.

Things to Do

  1. See the exhibits - There are various rotating exhibits as the museum is home to one of the largest World War I artifacts in the world. Voted as one of the best museums in America (Tripadvisor), you can see political cartoons dating from that era, soldier's uniforms, mementos, and interactive exhibitions, this window to the past is definitely worth seeing.
  2. Go up the Liberty Memorial - Admission to the tower is included when you buy your ticket. Accessible by an elevator, and 65 steps, you'll get to an observation deck, where you'll get to see good views of the city on top of the smokestack shaped tower.
  3. Attend events - Throughout the year, the museum hosts several events wherein the adults & children can participate alike. Check their website for more information.

Liberty Memorial Insider Tips

  1. Your purchased ticket is valid for two days. As the museum is a bit big, you may feel that a day won't be able to cover everything (or, you may get a bit overwhelmed), so you can come back the next day.
  2. Go early to get ample parking spots, and go up Liberty Memorial first before you plan on going to the museum. The memorial can get crowded, and the parking spots may be harder to come by later in the day.

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