Honors & Recognition

Acclaim from Across the World

As one of the world’s great museums, the National WWI Museum and Memorial has received honors and recognition from organizations around the world. Below is a list of honors received by the Museum and Memorial. We graciously thank our visitors, supporters and partners for making these accolades possible!

  • Ranked No. 1 Attraction in Kansas City – Trip Advisor (2007-2017)
  • 12 Museums That Every Military Enthusiast Should Visit – CNN (2017)
  • Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor (2012-17)
  • Family Faves – Favorite Museum – KC Parent magazine (2017)
  • Best Museum (Silver) – Ingram’s Magazine (2017)
  • Ranked No. 23 Museum in the United States (Travelers’ Choice Award) – TripAdvisor (2016)
  • Best Museum (Silver) – Ingram’s Magazine (2016)
  • Merit Award – American Association for State and Local History (2016)
  • Family Faves – Favorite Museum – KC Parent magazine (2016)
  • Best Museum – The Pitch Best of Kansas City Awards (2016)
  • Ranked No. 5 Museum in the United States – Yelp/USA Today (2015)
  • Ranked No. 21 Museum in the United States (Travelers’ Choice Award) – TripAdvisor (2015)
  • Travelers’ Choice Award – TripAdvisor (2014-16)
  • Favorite Museum – KC Visitors’ Choice Awards (2008-2015)
  • Favorite Landmark – KC Visitors’ Choice Awards (2015)
  • Best Landmark – The Pitch Best of Kansas City Awards (2015)
  • Best View – The Pitch Best of Kansas City Awards (2015)
  • Best Museum (Silver) – Ingram’s Magazine (2015)
  • 50 Museums We Love – Midwest Living magazine (2015)
  • Citation Award – Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (2015)
  • Jacques Littlefield Award for Preservation and Education Excellence – Military Vehicle Preservation Association (2015)
  • Best Museum (Silver) – Ingram’s Magazine (2014)
  • Preservation Award – Historic Kansas City (2014)
  • 10 Best Military Museums that Bring Battles to Life – USA Today (2014)
  • Ranked No. 23 Museum in the United States (Travelers’ Choice Award) – TripAdvisor (2014)
  • City’s Best – Best Visitors Experience – KC Magazine (2014)
  • Family Faves – Favorite Museum – KC Parent magazine (2014)
  • Top Attractions – Kansas City Business Journal (2014)
  • Midwest Travel Treasure – AAA Midwest (2014)
  • International Concrete Repair Institute – Award of Merit (2013)
  • Best of Kansas City: Things to Do Nominee – 2012 KC Visitors’ Choice Awards
  • Best Museum Exhibition – 435 South Magazine (2012)
  • Best Museum – City’s Best Awards, KC Magazine (2011)
  • EMMY Award – Historical Cultural Program Feature (2011 with KCPT)
  • “Best Companies to Work For” in Kansas City – Ingram’s Magazine (2011)
  • First Place – Public Service Announcement Category, Philly Awards (2011)
  • Second Place – Fundraising Appeal, Philly Awards (2011)
  • Best Museum – Ingram’s Magazine (2010)
  • Best Museum – City’s Best Awards, KC Magazine (2010)
  • Parents’ Pick Nominee – Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect (2009)
  • Best Museum or Art Gallery (Bronze) – Ingram’s Magazine (2009)
  • Best Place to Stand in Kansas City – Readers from The Kansas City Star (2009)
  • Institute Honor Award – American Institute of Architects (2008)
          • Architect: ASAI Architecture
  • Award of Excellence – American Institute of Graphic Arts (2008)
  • Outstanding Award – Interactive Design Awards by HOW Magazine (2008)
  • Bronze Award – Best Museum or Art Gallery, Ingram’s Magazine (2008)
  • Community Treasure – Community Christian Church (2008)
  • Cornerstone Award – Economic Development Council of Kansas City (2007)
  • Top 40 Public Artworks – Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts (2007)
  • Kansas City Historic Preservationist of the Year – Kansas City American Institute of Architects (2007)
  • Telly Award – Television Commercial Regional / National Campaign (2007)
  • Institute Honor Award – American Institute of Architects (2007)
  • Design Awards/Honor – American Institute of Architects Kansas City (2006)
          • Architect: ASAI Architecture
          • Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Design Awards/Merit – American Institute of Architects Kansas City (2002)
          • Architect: ASAI Architecture
          • Contractor: JE Dunn
  • Design Awards/Merit – American Institute of Architects Kansas City (1998)
          • Architect: ASAI Architecture