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“Celebrated my uncle's 90th birthday!” 4 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 470 things to do in New Orleans
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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“Celebrated my uncle's 90th birthday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

All in all, a very interesting museum. My uncle who was turning 90 wanted to have his birthday celebration there. The museum organized a 3-D movie for us and afterwards we had dinner in the restaurant. The food was very good and excellent service. It is a museum that shouldn't be overlooked with all New Orleans has to offer.

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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

unbelievable! it's a must see. everyone in my family enjoyed it. all ages were impressed. informative and fun.

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“This is a fantastic museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

They are expanding heavily and I can't wait to return when it is all done. My wife was very reluctant to go and ended up really enjoying the exhibit

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“Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

So glad I saw this! This gave me a better understanding of what my uncle saw and went through. Thank you Uncle Harold and to all those who served.

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“Don't miss the movie...!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It's extensive and involved; I have a short attention span - the movie, narrated by Tom Hanks and a host of actors, was VERY informative and interesting about WWII. Then you go see the exhibits you like without feeling like you missed anything if you skip along. For avid historians, its a must. For want to go but just a little - go see the movie and a few tanks. :-)

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