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“Great World War II Museum”

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.
Conroe, Texas
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49 reviews
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“Great World War II Museum”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Admiral Nimitz was from Fredericksburg and it is fitting that one of the best WW II museums is here. It covers the Pacific war very well and should be required of all history students in Texas colleges. It takes more than one day to see it all.

Visited August 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“World Class Museum”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is the type museum that you find in London or Washington DC. Right in little Fredericksburg. Excellent displays and flow. The information is thorough and interactive. You can spend days there.

Visited August 2014
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Humble, Texas
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“Excellent museum in the heart of Fredericksburg”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

It is easy to find and easy to navigate. Found the material presented beautifully! The two day ticket is quite a bonus, a few in our group did return following day to finish looking.

Visited August 2014
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“Great learning experience”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Amazed on how large the museum is and the number of exhibits to visit. Recommend visiting all three sites.

Visited August 2014
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“Nice Museum”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

But you really really need to be in to the WWII thing. If not, you grow weary very soon. Luckily, it's on the street where there are tons of shops and restaurants to duck into.

Visited August 2014
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