Being a bit of a history nerd, despite knowing a lot about WW2 I decided to visit the museum. It was an easy, pleasant walk from the French Quarter (I would say perhaps 30 min total from my hotel). The museum itself was such a surprise. I loved the movie (definitely worth the extra money) and the exhibits were so well-thought out and displayed, with plenty of information available. The entire museum is very US-centric but given that it is the national WW2 museum in the US, this wasn't unexpected and does not detract from the experience in the slightest. Very, very worth the visit.
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