Quality Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport North
1201 Branch Street
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: (816) 858-5430
Fax: (816) 858-5453
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.