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“Took my mom” 4 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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Ranked #1 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums, Specialty 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.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Took my mom”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Mom lived through the war and particularly enjoyed the "home front" section. Very well done, great flow. If you need a break during your museum visit, consider Cochon, an amazing restaurant 2 blocks down Andrew Higgins at Tchopitoulas.

Visited December 2012
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“Fabulous museum - make it a point to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a great museum - with lots of interesting information and easy-to-understand exhibits. The museum's focus is on the American perspective so you don't get the full WWII history but it's a gem of a museum and worth going out of your way to see. You should plan on spending about 3 hours. Oh - and if you have AAA, you get a slight discount on the price of the tickets.

Visited December 2012
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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.

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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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“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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