Comfort Suites Independence - Kansas City
19751 E. Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 373-9880
Fax: (816) 373-9885
Tu to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PMIn 1926, to honor those Americans who fought and lost their lives during World War I, the people of Kansas City erected this memorial. It was funded entirely through private donations and it's the only commissioned memorial of its kind in the U.S. that honors the 'Great War'. The Memorial is divided between a North Wall, Memory Halls and dominated by the massive 217-ft. tower. As dusk falls, the top of the tower is lit brightly and can be seen for miles. Inside the memorial, visitors will find the National WWI Museum, the official U.S. museum that contains the tanks, guns, memorabilia and interactive exhibits which gruesomely display the horrors of early 20th century warfare.