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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944
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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
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Ranked #1 of 178 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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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.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My son and his wife highly suggested we go see the movie attached with the museum. We went at around 3:20 pm, but they close at 5:00...and the have several buildings on several floors to see. We could only see the movie and rush through some of the interactive exhibits. It was pretty pricey- so you will want to spend... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was at this museum to donate my father's POW letters and spent the day, took all the tours, saw the movie presentation and had lunch there too. Spent time with Kim, the Curator, who took me thru areas still under development, the Archives room, and the Stephen Ambrose Library, areas not open to the public. Entertaining and educational and a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The New Orleans connection to the D-Day invasion of Normandy is proudly displayed with the contributions of Andrew Jackson Higgins and his "Higgins Boats." All of the exhibits are well displayed and portray the contributions of the "Greatest Generation." Well done!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

there is an extra fee to see a 4D movie (45 min?). i recommend seeing this movie prior to visiting the museum as it puts the displays in perspective. note: this movie is 4D. that means a movie combined with loud sounds, flashing lights, vibrating chairs, etc. it is not suitable for young children. i saw several people leaving due... More

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Really liked all we saw, including the movie featured at this time, but we really needed two more hours to see all that was there. Budget your time accordingly; there is much to see.

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We have been here before but it has grown so much and the film (whose name I can't remember) about the entire WWII experience is just incredible -- it's in 4D and so when tanks are rolling down the road, you actually feel it in your seat. And the big surprise is the fabulous restaurant-- our lunch there was one... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

They have very detailed and interesting exhibits that take you through the entire war from beginning to end. I was disappointed they barely mentioned the holocaust, but they explained the military and other aspects of the war very well. A must-see for visitors to NOLA.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip. We learned so much from the large buildings that held actual equipment--a Sherman tank, jeep, truck, ambulance and multiple planes--along with information that revealed many seldom stories of the people that made the difference at home and on the front lines. The Arsenal of War revealed the challenge of going from a depression... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Who knew that one of the best attractions in New Orleans was a tribute to our veterans from WWII? The museum is located near the New Orleans Convention Center and is a must see on your next visit to the city!! The video presentation hits home with its 4 senses production.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Please enjoy this venue. Wonderful exhibits. Many true to life items to see. Most of the time they have vets that are happy to share their"war stories" with you. Plan to spend the day for the full experience. Outstanding! A don't miss this museum in New Orleans. Very moving.

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