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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944
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Ranked #1 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Owner description: The mission of this museum focuses on the remembrance and celebration of the American Spirit, teamwork, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who... more » Owner description: The mission of this museum focuses on the remembrance and celebration of the American Spirit, teamwork, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served during World War II. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Attention to detail was noted throughout the museum. There were several points where you could listen to personal accounts of WWII soldiers and civilians. Make sure you take time to watch the movie narrated by Tom Hanks!

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Belize City, Belize
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This museum chronicles the past with vivid imagery through videos and photos that highlight the heart ache while taking you on an unforgettable journey. Captivating every step of the way, the attention to details, allows you to feel like a part of history while paying homage to the people who gave their lives, left loved ones behind, who changed the... More

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Boston MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My husband is really into learning about American's wars and I am less so but this museum was worth the visit. Lots of information and I learned things. Brief videos on different subjects and great pictures and mementos on display. We also paid additional to "sail" with the USS Tang submarine. They have a 4 D movie and a "train"... More

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Brielle, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a well constructed and beautiful museum. DON'T MISS THE 4D movie narrated by Tom Hanks. It is so moving and takes you through the entire pre war to post war experience. We went on a rainy day and didn't know there was a Will Call office. Call ahead or order ahead for your tickets and you will beat... More

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Marrero
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We take it for granted today, but the WW II Museum is a great place to learn about what sacrifices were made that undoubtedly changed what the U.S. and the World would be today had those sacrifices not been made. Dollar for Dollar, the best bargain for tourists in the New Orleans area, and so much to do there.

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Allenhurst, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If history is your thing you should definitely visit this museum. Great exhibits and movie. Definitely a must see while in NOLA!

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Brandon Mb.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The 4D experience is exceptional as is the mock up of the "Tang" submarine. Learned many interesting things, One of the best things we did in New Orleans

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Lacombe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Its more paying homage, the tour is not complete without seeing the 4D movies. The production is UNREAL, if your lucky enough you might just FIND an WW2 Vet walking around.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The exhibits, particularly those recounting D-Day experiences, are presented in a way that makes them easy to browse, and are very moving and informative.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The '4D' film is an amazing experience well worth the extra money. But the exhibits are what make this museum a true memorial to those who lived through this horrific experience. The museum approaches WWII on a very personal level, bringing to bear the individual stories of how these world shattering events impacted their lives on an individual basis. Right... More

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