I'm not a big fan of wars in general, but this is one of the best museums I've ever visited, with a wealth of original materials. Starting with the orientation movie that describes the build-up to the war, the exhibits lead visitors through information-packed descriptions not just of the war itself but of concurrent historical events.
From photos to fighting machines to personal accounts of those who survived (and biographies of some who did not) the museum is evocative of a time in the not-so-distant past, and of political alliances and intrigues that seem only a little too close to home.
The Liberty Memorial, which stands at the center of the museum, is almost 100 years old, and visitors can ride to the top (we didn't do that). The views from the museum patio, overlooking Union Station and the downtown skyline, were spectacular enough for us.
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