Honors & Recognition

Acclaim from Across the World

As one of the world’s great museums, the National World War I Museum and Memorial has received honors and recognition from organizations around the world. Below is a list of honors received by the Museum. 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