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“Incredible.” 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 #2 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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.
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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“Incredible.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

So much history here-- it's truly an incredible experience. You can send letters back home; sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet... you learn so much; the experience was absolutely invaluable and I can't wait to go back!

Visited March 2012
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“No pictures!! didnt like it much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

It was a fast trip to New Orleans, LA and first place was that museum. It was not that much, the main reason for visiting that was the high ranks in tripadvisor.com.

Unfortunately, it does not worth to be the first ranked in New Orleans


DON'T FORGET ""No Cameras inside""

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“Definitely worth a trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were in NOLA for pre-Mardi Gras Krewes and has an afternoon free. So glad my wife suggested we go to this museum. Very nice displays and fascinating history. Extra treat to have conversations with WWII vets

Visited February 2013
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“Most Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a must see if you want to see all the different places and times Americans gave their lives for freedom. There was much more than i expected to see. The exibits and short movies were extremely informative. Like i said a must see.

Visited February 2013
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“Tells the story of the war in so many interesting ways”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I visited the museum with my 7 year old son and I would recommend to all children of this age and older to attend. Firstly we saw the 4D movie, very enjoyable, nice visual effects, seats shaking, flashing lights, sound effects, a great way to tell the story of World War two. After this we walked over to the Boeing section which contains planes and you can climb four levels to get a great view of these. The main museum is great, I love the number of different ways to tell the story of the war, short movies, computer touch screens, exhibits. A really enjoyable time. There was also a small section on the NFL history which was equally fascinating

Visited February 2013
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