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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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Engaging and Informative

A very worthwhile place to visit although it can be a little confusing at first. The Road to Berlin is very engaging and informative. When The Road to Tokyo is completed this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A very worthwhile place to visit although it can be a little confusing at first. The Road to Berlin is very engaging and informative. When The Road to Tokyo is completed this will be a 5 star attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The movie is a must see! The museum is wonderful. Plan to spend a minimum of 3.5 hours there. Get there early and schedule the movie. The submarine trip is just OK.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum does a great job of relating the history of WWII and displaying many military and personal artifacts. The movie is a must see. Wear good walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums dealing with WWII. Social studies comes alive - and is easy to take. No boring lectures nor worksheets. Artifacts, real people, follow a real G.I. through his/her wartime experience. Take your time. See what you slept through in high school.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My sisters & I only had a very short time there(our father pased away while we were visiting) The people were so friendly, helpful. They could not thank us enough for the time our father served during WWll (Navy, South Pacific: USS San Diego). Cook, Nick, Lou & Tim all helped us with our grieve. More people should remember how... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a wealth of information on WWII. I really enjoyed the 4D film "Beyond Borders" directed by Steven Spielberg and commentated by Tom Hanks. Great displays especially the aircraft.

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Fairview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful. So much to see that you can not see it all in 1 day. I loved Beyond All Boundaries in terms of its production and visual detailing -- a real help for me to remember the events. This film produced by Tom Hanks and a must see. I focused on the Normandy Invasion and trying to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place that every American should tour at least once. I have been twice and still have not gotten through everything the museum has to offer and they continue to expand. If for no other reason than gaining additional respect and understanding about the greatest generation , go. I especially enjoyed the road to Berlin and movie.

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were surprised at how much there was to do. The movie was incredible with the added effects to the story. The museum had so much to see you could spend hours wrapped up in all the stories and information about the war. The plane suspended from the ceiling was very cool also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

WWII museum is a must visit. The movie Without Boundaries should be mandatory viewing for all school kids and for that matter all Americans. Certainly will make you appreciate and understand what sacrifices were taken. The museum is also top notch as it takes one thru both the pacific and European conflicts. They have vets around that can also give... More 

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