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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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Inspiring view into WWII

This was my first trip here. I will want to come back as the site continues to be developed. The movie experience with Tom Hanks is outstanding. The walk through of the war in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I really did enjoy my experience here. But it can be much better. Perhaps when all the construction is done then the experience can be better. The museum seems to be half done. It is obvious that the museum has received funding to expand their presenations. I'm glad because right now the experience cand be better. As it is designed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip here. I will want to come back as the site continues to be developed. The movie experience with Tom Hanks is outstanding. The walk through of the war in Europe was vivid and engaging. I look forward to returning when they have the war in the Pacific ready for the public. They also have experiences... More 

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Nederland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As. U.S. History teacher, I thought I knew everything about WWII--NOT! This place is amazing with in depth information on the Pacific and European theaters. There was a lot information on personal accounts from soldiers and civilians during the war. I found it interesting that the a British were not thrilled with the American G. I.s in England. They thought... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely great! You have to see the Tom Hanks movie. You will be blown away! There is a lot to see, we stayed there about 5 hours.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Most well done museum that I have ever been to. The new additions will really blow you away. I learned more in 3 hours about WWII than I did in 2 weeks of sitting in class! Don't skip the movie, it is narrated and directed by Tom Hanks and it is VERY well done. The seats shake when the tanks... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A huge museum, you can easily loose yourself for a whole day as there is so much to see. Good interactive displays with lots of visitor participation.Many of the museum staff are veterans so can speak from the heart on what they experienced and the realities of war. The Tom hanks 'Beyond Boundaries' film is excellent, it is in 4D... More 

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Paulina, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Pleasantly surprised at how well I enjoyed this museum. The documentary definitely gave me a greater understanding on the war, how it all started, how the US became involved and how the US beat the greatest of all odds. Wonderfully put together. So so saddening to see the amount of lives lost, but, although I have the greatest respect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Museum with a lot of mementos from the 2nd WW. It is a great location, good place to spend some quality time and reminiscent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see and learn. The officer that was in one of the rooms was very informative. We could spend all day, there is so much to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

my wife and I went to the museum about 4 months ago we enjoyed it very much. It great exhibits. I was in the Navy and in Vietnam . It brought back a lot of memories , we went to see the show and Tom Hanks was the narrator it was fabulous . it brought chills up and down our... More 

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