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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #1 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the 4D experience of the introductory film narrated by Tom Hanks - a great synopsis and incredibly high tech. Not the usual museum experience! Lots of visual and audio material throughout the museum bringing the experience to life. Very impressive and definitely worth the entrance fee. Only one negative - the air con was set to be comfortable for... More

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a military or history buff, you will enjoy this museum. The 4-D Movie "Beyond The Boundaries" was a great experience to watch. We ran out of time and did not get through the total museum. Want to go back through it again.

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing. A very human approach to telling the true story of WWII. Fantastic displays and equipment will satisfy any WWII buff. Try the soda shop for breakfast or lunch before touring the museum, food is basic but great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff or even a tiny bit intrigued by WWII you need to visit this museum. It was one of the highlights of our visit to New Orleans. It is a bit away from the French Quarters so we took a cab. I would advise that you reserve at least 3-4 hours to see the entire... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The movie is highly recommended- especially if you have kids or others who need a history tutorial. Great galleries! Sub experience was great- watch the ceiling. Can't wait to go back once the additional sections open!

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MI
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The museum was loaded with genuine artifacts many provided by individuals with the stories to go with them. The number of videos and slideshows are too many to watch in one visit. The presentation of materials and information is fantastic and the integration of technology is well done

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Purchase, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was surprised to learn that the national World War Two museun in is New Orleans and not washington DC. After visiting I can see why. It's almost overwhelming. It covers the horrors of the war as well as the pride of victory. Allow several hours.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is as good as anything I've seen at the Smithsonian. If you visit New Orleans, this is an absolute must-see.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is truly an amazing place. The museum curators have done a wonderful job of creating exhibits that are interesting to both young people and adults alike, including documentation of events leading up to, during, and subsequent to the war. Don't miss the Boeing Pavilion. My father was a bombardier in B-17s and B-24s in the war, and this building... More

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Connersville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This museum focuses mainly on the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. There are some great displays and lots of information. Be sure to watch all the short film exhibitions.

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