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“Take your time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1944
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Ranked #1 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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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.
Perth, Australia
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“Take your time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

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.

Visited November 2012
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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

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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