Join us on July 25 for a day of fellowship as we visit the National WWI Museum and Memorial which is ranked the #5 museum in the US by Yelp and ranked #1 attraction in Kansas City by TripAdvisor!
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is ranked the #5 museum in the US by Yelp and ranked #1 attraction in Kansas City by TripAdvisor! Steeped in history, the National World War I Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it. Interactive displays, thought-provoking films and eyewitness testimonies help guide visitors through one of the largest collections of WWI artifacts in the world. From the first shots fired in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919, this award-winning museum offers a global perspective of “The War to End All Wars,” and includes firsthand accounts from the battlefield and home front alike.
Over There Café
Our group will enjoy lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Over There Café located within the WWI Museum. Guests will pay for their meal on their own dime. Guests dine surrounded by World War I-themed décor featuring the flags of the Allied and Central Powers and a poppy field mural. Menu items include freshly prepared sandwiches, pizza, salads, soups, snacks and desserts named for people and places from the Great War.
After lunch Day Trippers will have the option of heading back to the museum or purchasing a $2.00 ticket to head to the top of the Liberty Memorial.
Liberty Memorial Tower (OPTIONAL)
Following the style of Egyptian Revival architecture, the Liberty Memorial was designed in the early 1920s by H. Van Buren Magonigle. Learn about the many architectural and symbolic elements that make the Liberty Memorial one of Kansas City’s iconic landmarks.
The Liberty Memorial Tower rises 217 feet above the main courtyard and 268 feet above the North Lawn. The cylindrical tower is 36 feet in diameter at its base, tapering to 28 feet at the top. Guests can take an elevator followed by 45 stairs to the open-air observation deck for a breathtaking view of the Kansas City skyline. At night, a Flame of Inspiration, created by steam and lighting effects, is emitted from the top of the tower and can be seen from miles away. The monument received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and recognition from Congress as a national memorial in 2014.
You may also register by visiting the welcome desk at the Liberty Community Center or calling 816.439.4360.