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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...
Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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Not as goodas I anticipated

The 4D Video was the best part. Although I am all for supporting veterans, the cost charged at the museum did not provide me with value for my $.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The 4D Video was the best part. Although I am all for supporting veterans, the cost charged at the museum did not provide me with value for my $.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Take the vintage street car out to the museum...the driver will tell you when to get off. Be there when it opens. The museum is thoughtful, tasteful and respectful. I do not have a special interest in WWII but I went to accompany my husband. t I found the museum riveting and left with a heightened appreciation for my father's... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

So much to do at this museum.you will need a full day to explore it.do book for the beyond boundaries film as it is really good. Very well set out and extremely informative.the highlight for us was meeting a wonderful WW2 veteran who told us about his war time experience. Would definitely recommend this.

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you are into World War II history, this is incredible. I've been to the related museum in Moscow and London, and this is better than both of them. Truly an experience. Give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in. I wish I had two days just to devote to reading and hearing all the exhibits offered. I... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The World War II museum spans several buildings to tell the story of the second World War. The film featuring Tom Hanks gives a clear timeline with some amazing footage. Not to be missed. Other buildings tell the stories of the European and Pacific wars with a path the viewer travels to get a feel for what happened in each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The French Ambassador was giving out medals to WWII vets and thanked them for their service to France and to keeping him a free man

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This far exceeded our already high expectations - I have never seen a museum like this before. It's really more than a museum, it's an entire complex of museum buildings. It is incredibly thorough, covering every subject imaginable related to WWII. The exhibits were very well done with a mix of text, artifacts, videos, and interactivity. We spent over 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

very impressive collection of personal artifacts. well presented and respectfully presented. we did two full days here and are returning again. the happy hour and food were delightful and unexpected at a museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This museum lives up to what you expect of a Smithsonian Museum. After spending a half day there, we returned for another full day. There is much to see and read with many artifacts and interactive features. It was a bit confusing to find all the exhibit areas in the main building where you start, but it is well worth... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

They should have a discount for teachers! Discounts for students, military (of course), etc. But its an educational museum, and it would be nice to have a small discount for us.

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