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“must see!” 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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Ranked #1 of 286 things to do in New Orleans
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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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“must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a must for anyone visiting NOLA. Also make sure that you see the film. For a history buff like me i very much enjoyed my visit

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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.

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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.

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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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