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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.
El Paso, Texas
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“Wonderful Museum -”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I highly recommend the NMPW. There was plenty to keep you busy all day with all the exhibits. Give it a shot.

Visited March 2013
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Concord, Michigan
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This was far more than I expected. Tons and tons of history shared. I vital piece of history and very much worth the price to visit. Tons of stuff to see and learn, It's more like three museums in one. History buffs would do well to visit this.

Visited November 2013
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Houston
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“Great Museum & Information”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

If you want information on the Pacific War during WWII this is the place. To see all of the exhibits can easily take two days and their reenactment is about 2 hours, very informative and patriotic. It is not to glorify war but to pay a tribute to the men and women that served our nation that is now called the Greatest Generation, and a well deserved title.

Visited November 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“WWII History Revisited”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

As a history buff, it was a treat to see how well the Pacific theatre engagements were presented. We spent hours walking through the museum, saw a B-25 Mitchell built by a former employer (North American Aviation), and were reminded of some of the islands and campaigns where terrible battles were fought. If you care anything about knowing what happened from December 7, 1941 to Japan's surrender on September 2, 1945, the museum is a place you should visit. A bonus was the conning tower from the USS Pintado, SS-397, that stands near the entry. It was
important to me because it was a sister sub, the Sea Poacher, that my brother served on.

Visited November 2013
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DFW, TX
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“Great WWII Museum with lots of history”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

If you are in Fredericksburg don't miss this museum. Great history, artifacts & reenactments on the grounds. On Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 we attended a dedication of a plaque to DFW area Quiet Birdmen WWII vets, 9 are listed on the plaque, 2 surviving members were present, Jack Brouse (USMC) & Dave Davidson (AAC B-24 pilot).

Visited November 2013
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