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“Give yourself plenty of time” 5 of 5 stars
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The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-528-1944
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Ranked #1 of 463 things to do in New Orleans
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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Owner description: 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.
Reading, Pennsylvania
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“Give yourself plenty of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We did not realize a museum of this caliber was here but you should definitely try to go here when in New Orleans. And the movie narrated by Tom Hanks is a 4D movie(included sensory experience) is a must. It tells you all about WW2, both the European part and the Pacific part. Unbelievable. We were there 4 hours and it was not enough if you want to see the movie and read all the info in the exhibits. Don't miss this museum!

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“WWII Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We visited the WWII Museum in honor of Veterans Day. Please go if you have a chance. We spent a couple of hours in the museum and could have stayed longer. There is much to see and the personal stories made the experience unforgettable.

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“Great experience and slice of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Wonderful artifacts, a good blend of written, auditory and interactive, loved all the large displays (tank, jeep, etc.). The museum staff (volunteers?) are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant with retro-dressed waitstaff is fun! Our favorite was the 4D Movie - great for the whole family! Watch out for the snow!

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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This Museum is one of the finest I have ever visited. It rivals if not passes the Smithsonian cluster in DC. Plan for at least 3 hours and include the movie - it is amazing. (we spent over 5 hours here with my husband, myself and our 18 year old). The restaurant is exceptional also - a John Besh outpost!

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“WWII Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The 4D movie "Beyond all Bounds" was a must see as well as the American Sector resturant. Great food, great happy hour.

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