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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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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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We visited today and we're very impressed with the whole experience. Not crowded, 'Beyond all boundaries' very cleverly presented with Tom Hanks narrating. We're not from the U.S... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited today and we're very impressed with the whole experience. Not crowded, 'Beyond all boundaries' very cleverly presented with Tom Hanks narrating. We're not from the U.S and did not feel that there was a biased representation. We expected to be informed as to how the US were involved in the war effort and left enlightened. My son is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well laid out and flows well. Not something we intended on doing whilst we were here, but, glad we did. A very, very minor drawback was how cold it was in all buildings. The could back off the A/C a bit.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great experience but still under construction. Hopefully there will be greater understanding on how to navigate it in the future. Nice soda shop on site

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Bloomfield, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums you will ever visit. Extraordinary displays and artifacts. Theater show "Beyond All Boundaries" was outstanding. The museum gave a tremendous impression of how hard WWII was. Aircraft on Display are second to none.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

AweSome tourist place to visit, but n lots of history and very heartwarming. . Definite must do and I'm a local

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

this is a must see if you are going to New Orleans. It is on par with any and all of the museums located in DC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing and takes most of the day. Please do yourself a favor and spend the $5 extra on the Tom Hanks movie. It is the highlight of the museum. Skip the Final Mission

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This WWII Museum was awesome. there was so much to look at and it was set up in an excellent manner. Planes hung from the ceiling. A must see, well worth the admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great for a rainy afternoon or anytime, this is a marvelous museum. The European and Pacific war theaters each have their own wing. Learned many new things. Some of the exhibits may be way too intense for young kids, but anyone probably aged thirteen and over will learn a great deal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very well thought out and laid out Museum. Very interesting facts about WW2. Highly recommended even if you don't usually have an interest in this type of Museum

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