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“An American account of WW2” 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 471 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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“An American account of WW2”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a very good exhibition with a really entertaining 4D cinema performance but if you are British you might find it surprising that the Americans believe WW2 only started in 1941. They have no understanding of the horrors of 1939-41 or the Battle of Britain or of the number of British civilians killed and the exhibition doesn't even mention it.
That said, this is an American take on the war so you just need to be able to bite your tongue and enjoy the show.

Visited December 2012
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“Worthy Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Every visitor to New Orleans should make time for this monument to The Greatest Generation. The film and theatre built for it are fascinating parts of the entire experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A Balanced Look at War”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Modern museum with easy to read and well designed displays. Enjoyed being able to visit in one day (3hrs without a movie).
Some amazing and memorable large photographs that I hadn't previously seen and a good flow to the narrative of the war.
Downside would be it doesn't have as many WWII vehicles as anticipated. We expect this museum will only get better with time!
The unique museum is definitely worth a visit when in New Orleans!

Visited December 2012
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“Good attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The highlight of the museum is the extra cost 4-D film narrated by Tom Hanks in a theatre with shaking seats and all sorts of effects. The museum itself has a very thorough and extensive collection of all things WWII and it is probably the only site we visited that we felt was a must see. However, $27 for the museum and film is a bit much.

Visited December 2012
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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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