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“world class” 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 285 things to do in New Orleans
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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.
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“world class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Wish my dad had seen it. Very well done. Higgins Boats alone worth the trip. the Museum is worth a trip to NO.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The National WWII Museum is located near Lee Circle in the Warehouse District between St. Charles and Magazine Street. The museum provides an excellent amount of WWII information for all levels of historical interest.

The best feature of the museum is the "Beyond All Boundaries" 4D movie experience narrated by Tom Hanks. It is a great way to tell the story of WWII and the significance of the events of this war.

There are a few gift shop areas that have some pretty neat stuff, especially for anyone with family members from WWII.

It was a great experience to see the museum and the movie was very touching leaving many with tears afterward. It is a great reminder of our country's liberty and significant sacrifices of past generations.

Visited November 2012
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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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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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