Liberty Memorial

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Liberty Memorial

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
4 out of 5
1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO
The price is $159 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Crown Center District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Union Station and Hallmark Visitors Center. T-Mobile Center and Kemper Museum of Contemporary ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Great weekend"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Loews Kansas City Hotel
Loews Kansas City Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO
The price is $185 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Located in Crossroads Arts District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kansas City Convention Center and T-Mobile Center. Union Station and Crown Center ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (450 reviews)
"Everything"

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Loews Kansas City Hotel
Crossroads Hotel
Crossroads Hotel
4 out of 5
2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO
The price is $179 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Crossroads Arts District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Union Station, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, and Kansas City Convention Center. Crown ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (590 reviews)
"This is our new favorite hotel in Kansas City! From the aesthetics to the amenities, Crossroads Hotel is a must-stay!"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Crossroads Hotel
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Beacon Hill
2.5 out of 5
2321 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO
The price is $88 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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Loews Kansas City Hotel
Loews Kansas City Hotel
4 out of 5
1515 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO
The price is $185 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
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The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
4 out of 5
1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO
The price is $159 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Crossroads Hotel
Crossroads Hotel
4 out of 5
2101 Central St, Kansas City, MO
The price is $179 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
4 out of 5
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO
The price is $148 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill by Marriott
Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill by Marriott
2.5 out of 5
3001 Main St, Kansas City, MO
The price is $98 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill by Marriott
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
2.5 out of 5
1571 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
The price is $117 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
Home2 Suites by Hilton Kansas City Downtown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Kansas City Downtown
3 out of 5
2001 Main St, Kansas City, MO
The price is $109 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
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Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
101 West 11TH Street, Kansas City, MO
The price is $123 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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