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“Needed more time” 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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$33*
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Ranked #1 of 286 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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“Needed more time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

When planning your visit plan to spend most of the day. There is lot to read and see. I also recommend the movie!

Visited November 2012
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Ringgold, Georgia
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Well worth the $21 per person. We were in there at least 3hrs and didn't read each and everything. I personally wouldn't want to take my young children though. Was very graphic about the war. Pics of dead bodies including women and children. Not something I would want my 6yr old seeing. But VERY informative and depressing at the same time. My husband and brother in law are/were in the military and they also thoroughly enjoyed it

Visited December 2012
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San Gabriel, California
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“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Excellent museum. The 4D movie Beyond All Boundaries is a must see. Be sure to have at least 3-4 hours. We stayed until closing -- our 12 year old son could have stayed hours longer.

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“I wish the Museum would partition times...WAY TOO CROWDED!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The museum itself is great and they are adding 2 more buildings next year. I will have to return because there were way too many people allowed in at once. You could not move through halls, it was very hot, and you have to wait forever to read anything because of all the people. I highly recommend going first thing in the morning so you have a chance to see and read as much as you can. Not the place to go if you are claustrophobic...

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This experience has the potential to knock your socks off. Would highly recommend taking your time to really experience it. The movie is amazing. All in all a heavy experience, but by saving the movie for last, you'll be uplifted enough to go enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Visited December 2012
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