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Liberty Memorial

A commemoration to those who fought during World War I, this memorial site includes a museum with one of the largest collections of artifacts from the Great War.

The Liberty Memorial was planned and funded in just 10 days in 1919, a remarkable achievement that indicates the public sentiment towards those who lost their lives. The building was completed in 1926 and has since been restored and expanded to include a world-class museum and exhibition center. A visit to the war memorial is one that will touch your heart and expand your mind.

Before or after your visit, be sure to wander along the pathways in front of the memorial to appreciate its size and emotional power. When the memorial opened, more than 150,000 people viewed the opening from the surrounding lawns.

Beneath the memorial is the National World War I Museum, an 80,000-square-foot (7,400-square-meter) complex. The museum traces the events of the entire war, not just the history of the American involvement. Collections include personal artifacts from frontline soldiers, military vehicles, and nationally important documents and letters. The museum has been praised for its in-depth coverage of all sides of the war, which makes it as accessible for international guests as it is for American visitors.

The museum is informative, with numerous multimedia displays that help to show the perils of war. Rent the audio guide to get even more insight into the displays. Life-size trenches, a walk-through bomb crater and a destroyed tank make for an engrossing visit. Admission to the museum also allows you to climb to the top of the memorial for a view out over the grounds and the greater Kansas City area.

The Liberty Memorial is located off Main Street, Kansas City, across from the Crown Center. On-site parking is free. Admission includes a two-day pass and is very reasonable for the quality of the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.


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Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown $113
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

1301 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Kansas City, this hotel is steps from Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, Kansas City Convention Center, and Municipal Auditorium. Sprint Center and Union Station are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 22 minutes by foot.

    The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center $161
    The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

    The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

    1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Crown Center District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Union Station and Hallmark Visitors Center. Sprint Center and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kansas City Union Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Crossroads Hotel $169
      Crossroads Hotel

      Crossroads Hotel

      2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Crossroads Arts District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Union Station, and Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. Kansas City Convention Center and Crown Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 11 minutes by foot.

        InterContinental Kansas City at The Plaza $131
        InterContinental Kansas City at The Plaza

        InterContinental Kansas City at The Plaza

        401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Country Club Plaza Area, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fountain of Neptune and JC Nichols Memorial Fountain. Kansas City Art Institute and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Hotel Indigo Kansas City - The Crossroads $94
          Hotel Indigo Kansas City - The Crossroads

          Hotel Indigo Kansas City - The Crossroads

          2020 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Crown Center District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium, Union Station, and Crown Center. Sprint Center and Kansas City Convention Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 8 minutes by foot.

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill $89
            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill

            2321 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Kansas City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Room, Crown Center, and Union Station. Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium and Science City at Union Station are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 20 minutes by foot.

              Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads $100
              Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads

              Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads

              1571 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Crossroads Arts District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Convention Center, and Sprint Center. Union Station and Hallmark Visitors Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 15 minutes by foot.

                Hotel Phillips Kansas City Curio Collection by Hilton $114
                Hotel Phillips Kansas City Curio Collection by Hilton

                Hotel Phillips Kansas City Curio Collection by Hilton

                106 W 12th Street, Kansas City, MO
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Kansas City, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, Kansas City Convention Center, and Municipal Auditorium. Sprint Center and Union Station are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kansas City Union Station is 23 minutes by foot.