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National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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“Well organized”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

It takes a lot of time to view the museum. I suggest you take advantage of the audio. It is a lot of reading.

Visited November 2012
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“Fantastic Museum”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

My husband and I were taking a trip through the Hill Country and happened to find the National Museum of the Pacific War. What a great find!! We spent three hours in the museum and only made it half way through the museum. We did not have enough time to finish seeing everything so we are going to have to make another trip to Fredericksburg soon so we can finish seeing everything. This is a great place to take anyone that loves history and would be a wonderful history lesson for the kids.

Visited October 2012
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Hurst, Texas
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“Extremely well done museum”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I was surprised by the size and quality of this National Museum. It is one of the finer war museums I have visited. My husband could have stayed all day if there had been time. According to him, the special reenactment was very well done, and worth the extra admission fee.

Visited November 2012
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“Surprising Find”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

The museum is really fantastic. The exhibits are top notch. We all found it to be very informative and well done.

Visited October 2012
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Longview, Texas
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“Amazing! Could be in Washington, D.C.”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Love the WWll vets giving firsthand stories at many of the exhibits. Primary sources won't always be available so I am thankful this museum has them. I am not really a history or war buff, but I thoroughly enjoyed both my visits to the museum. Everything is presented in such a logical sequence and there is so much to see. Don't go to Fredricksberg without visiting the National Museum of thenPacific War.

Visited June 2012
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