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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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Address: Fredericksburg, TX
Phone Number: +1 830-997-4379
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Great WWII museum

I am a museum nut and this is by far the best WWII museum i have seen. Mostly potraying the war in the Pacific from start to finish, it gives an accurate description of all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jack G
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Flint, Texas
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Flint, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a museum nut and this is by far the best WWII museum i have seen. Mostly potraying the war in the Pacific from start to finish, it gives an accurate description of all aspects of the war. a must see for anyone in the area. Prepare to stay a few hours.

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and informative . Great place to visit! Totally enjoyed walking around and seeing all the different areas dedicated to all those who fought for our freedom! A must do in Fredericksburg Tx.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A view into Admiral Nimitz life. See old items from childhood to old age. I thought this was a great short visit with all the other the museum stuff to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope I have the right museum. The Admiral Nimitz and the World War I and II Museum. I could have spent another couple hours in the Museum. The information is very well presented in a chronological method. Detail is great. Displays are interesting. Anyone interested in the wars that Japan was involved in from the 1700s to World War... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting a lot more after seeing the main museum of the Pacific, but it was still an interesting look at Admiral Nimitz's life. The building its self is very nice and well kept. The Japanese garden in the back is very nice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is included with the pacific war museum ticket as an added value to it. It used to be a hotel that belonged to the Nimitz Family and now is a small museum that holds very little Interest. We walked through the whole museum in 30 minutes. Compared to the WWI museum it is NOT very interesting at all except... More 

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Southlake, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Navy veteran, I enjoyed this museum. I had no idea that Admiral Nimitz came from the small town of Fredericksburg, TX. Lots of his memorabilia to look at and interesting story about his German roots and the hotel run by his family. I had gone to boot camp in San Diego in the 1960's and it was named... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After touring the WW2 museum, this one is a bit basic and a bit of a letdown. Just a collection of items from Admiral Nimitz from childhood thru adulthood. Just didn't live up to the splendor of the other museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to start our tour of The National Museum of The Pacific War. Before the Museum was built this was the whole museum. It is a great way to learn about Admiral Nimitz.

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Ovilla, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum summarizing Admiral Nimitz's life and the chronologic battles of the Pacific. I have been to the Aviation Museum at Ford Island, Oahu and the Normandy Memorial at Caen, France. The Nimitz/Pacific Museum in Fredericksburg greatly compares to those and goes into great deal describing each battle. They are also expanding for 2017 with a reenactment... More 

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