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“Superb, a must see” 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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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
Ranked #1 of 163 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: 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.
Land of corn and pigs
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“Superb, a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Can't say enough good about this attraction. It is obvious everyone attending or providing information enjoys this amazing place. This is a history lesson of World War II and gives it to you in a way that you cannot forget. There are many small areas of movies, showing various battles both in the European theater and the Pacific. Additionally there are many artifacts, various weapons of both sides, airplanes, boats, just about everything associated with WW II. You have to visit this place, New Orleans is more than great food and great music.

Visited November 2012
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“Can't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I came right after the museum opened and it's just getting better. There 4D movie was the best I've seen of its kind. My son enjoyed it quite a bit.
The personal stories scattered throughout the museum are fantastic and all the exhibits were working when I went, not something you can say about every museum today.
The Pacific exhibit is particularly gruesome, but it's important to understand that theater. There is so much revisionist history about the bomb and the end of WWII, that it's good for people to understand what actually occurred.

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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.

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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.

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