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The National Museum of the Pacific War Fredericksburg

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The National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg
TX
78624
Tel: 830 997 4379

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The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Center includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies.
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    Although I found the museum itself interesting, it was the Living History program that was the best part! 1 1/2 hr program using volunteers to explain the history of WW2, the soldiers, and the weapons used. Demonstration of real firearms used during WW2, using blanks (of course), except for the flamethrower, which was real. Will definitely go back the next time I'm in the area.

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    This is a fantastic museum! I find WWI and WWII so interesting, but I rarely get to find places that focus on the Pacific conflicts. This Museum is a great museum and provides detailed attention to all islands and stories in the Pacific theatre. Be sure to park at the Visitor's center (which is across the street) so you can see Main Street afterwards. This is a very large and detailed museum, so you might want to give you self a lot of time to see it. My pass was good for 48 hours, in which I could revisit it the next day if I didn't get to finish...Read More

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    We visited the entire museum complex yesterday March 19, with friends from Nebraska who were visiting during spring-break. This was my fifth visit and I always find something new and intriguing in the exhibits. With one notable exception, our visit was stellar. Great staff and outstanding museum. The exception is the blonde male staffer who was working the entrance to the George Bush section around 11:15 and at 1:20. We had two unfortunate encounters with him. He was brusque and aggressive on both occasions, and once "had his mouth in gear before...Read More

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    Highly recommended! It's just an hour's drive north of San Antonio. The outdoor exhibit and gallery are remarkably moving in their retelling of the World War II experience in the Pacific.

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    Absolutely fantastic museum. Worth any distance of travel to see. You will need more than a single day devoted to all there is to see, they must know this, as your ticket is good for two days. The combat zone is filled with authentic and restored tanks, plane and PT boat, cutaway torpedo and much, much more and is a few blocks from main museum. War Museum is spotless and very well maintained.

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by Omar Elizondo

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This is a fantastic museum! I find WWI and WWII so interesting, but I rarely get to find places that focus on the Pacific conflicts. This Museum is a great museum and provides detailed attention to all islands and stories in the Pacific theatre. Be sure to park at the Visitor's center (which is across the street) so you can see Main Street afterwards. This is a very large and detailed museum, so you might want to give you self a lot of time to see it. My pass was good for 48 hours, in which I could revisit it the next day if I didn't get to finish it. This is something to consider regarding this museum.

by John Odom

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We visited the entire museum complex yesterday March 19, with friends from Nebraska who were visiting during spring-break. This was my fifth visit and I always find something new and intriguing in the exhibits. With one notable exception, our visit was stellar. Great staff and outstanding museum. The exception is the blonde male staffer who was working the entrance to the George Bush section around 11:15 and at 1:20. We had two unfortunate encounters with him. He was brusque and aggressive on both occasions, and once "had his mouth in gear before his brain was engaged." He erroneously corrected one of our group about her wand, and she calmly but clearly informed him that she had obtained her wand from the correct location. He backed off, but clearly was miffed about "not being right." This staffer requires remedial training in dealing with visitors, or he will continue to be a negative factor in an otherwise positive experience. I recommend the Nimitz museum to anyone visiting Texas. John C. Odom. Veteran. USMC.

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