The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is breaking attendance records in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the conflict in 1917.
Ticketed attendance at the museum at the Liberty Memorial was a record 28,202 in July. It was the fourth record-breaking month so far this year. And that doesn’t count people who attended public programs and events at the memorial.
Museum president Matt Naylor said the museum had visitors from more than 70 countries and all 50 states in the past year. It ranks as the city’s best museum by out-of-towners, according to Visit KC, and is No. 1 in “things to do” in Kansas City, according to TripAdvisor.
A special exhibit examining the battles of the Somme and Verdun continues through March 12.