Econo Lodge Lansing - Leavenworth
504 N. Main St.
Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: (913) 727-2777
Fax: (913) 727-2777
Arts & Museums
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Tu to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PMLocated inside the Liberty Memorial, this museum offers a grim remembrance of World War I, its beginning as well as its aftermath. After the memorial complex opened in 1926, it fell into some decay during the subsequent decades. Then in 2006, Kansas City dedicated this 80,000-sq. ft. underground facility which includes the Edward Jones Research Center. Some of the exhibits display field equipment, artillery, helmets, propaganda posters and a Renault French Tank. One of the most poignant parts of the museum is a walk over the Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge. Here, visitors tread somberly over a field of 9,000 red poppy flowers; each one represents 1,000 dead soldiers. The museum presents an earnest and candid look at the scope and realities of war, as well as its consequences.