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“Humbling Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-528-1944
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Ranked #1 of 195 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: 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.
Birmingham, Alabama
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“Humbling Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Started out by watching the 4D IMAX movie "Beyond All Boundaries" in the theater across the street from museum. Good way to start off your visit. The movie was pretty good.... Would NOT reccommend taking children under the age of 10 into it though. There are loud sounds, bright flashes of light, moments of complete darkness, and also a few cuss words (one being GD) and graphic pictures. The museum is always a favorite. They are adding 2 new buildings across the street and a new train exhibit, so hope to go back soon to see the additions. You can find a coupon for the museum at neworleanscoupons.com

Visited November 2012
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

You will need more than one day to see it all. We returned a second day and were allowed back in though one volunteer did challenge us about it. The movie was OK but not worth the time.

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“Surprise attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Very well done and extremely fascinating. A must for the WWII buff.
The museum is easy to get too and also has a movie when you need a little rest.

Visited September 2012
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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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