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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944
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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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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Allow three hours for this excellent and still growing museum. Do the Tom Hanks movie add on - the submarine add on was okay, but could be skipped.

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Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums I have visited. Do not skimp on the film, it is in 4d and excellent. I kicked myself for not allowing more time - museum closes and 5pm. Eat at Cochon or Pesche for lunch nearby or catch the Andrews sisters shown in the canteen.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was my fourth trip to the WWII Museum and each one is better than the last. You can take as much time as you want at the museum and immerse yourself in the history of WWII from the European to the Pacific theatre. I learn something new each time I visit, and my appreciation for those heroic men and... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest things about this new and modern museum is that real WWII veterans greet you and orient you. The museum is very, very rich in displays of the history and events of WWII in both Europe and the Pacific, light on displays of actual armaments and weaponry. A visit should include a showing of a wonderful documentary... More

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Daphne, Alabama
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very well done museum, but I would recommend waiting until Spring when they are due to complete a major expansion that will almost double the exhibit floor space.

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Hertford, NorthCarolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The interactive movie with Tom Hanks narrating is exceptional. Learned a lot of interesting details. This museum is very well done.

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Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Even if you think you know all about WWII, this Museum informs in new ways. It provides a heart-wrenching, but necessary, tutorial on war.

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Westfield, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The museum explains the war from beginning to end in a way that is easy to understand and entertaining. The 4D movie was fantastic! It was like being part of the action. There were many first-hand accounts throughout the museum which made the experience more personal rather than a history lesson. The Stage Door Canteen is one of the best... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you're a history buff this museum won't disappoint. The new 4D movie is a little cheesy, however worth doing once.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The museum was positively excellent. The Beyond All Boundaries 4D experience was absolutely amazing, not to be missed. We didn't have time for the other experience as we arrived later in the day but everything the museum produced was top notch. We would have loved to spend an entire day there. All of the exhibits were moving with a beautiful... More

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