One recent Saturday morning my son and I toured Kansas City’s National World War 1 Museum at Liberty Memorial. The grounds were spotless and well-manicured. Parking was more than adequate. As visitors approach they walk the path of honor, and as they enter the museum they walk across a large glass floor covering a field of poppies.
The tour begins with a movie explaining how and why the war started. The movie comprises actual footage from the time. There are well-informed and courteous guides, or you can wander on your own.
There is an enormous number of high quality items maintained in first-class exhibits. There are large guns, planes, a torpedo and a tank, machine guns, a field hospital, trenches so the visitor can have an actual experience, rifles, pistols, medals and many personal stories and newspapers of the day. There is a second movie and a gift shop.
We were surprised by the large number of visitors on a Saturday morning. It’s just a superb museum and a first-rate educational experience.