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“Great history lesson” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Arts District / Warehouse District)
+1 504-528-1944
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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.
Marin County, CA
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great history lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I learned more about WWII during my visit to the museum then I did in any history class. It will take you at least four hours to go through. Make sure you take the time.

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Too crowded to enjoy the exhibits. There were so many people that we could not see the screens which was the most important part of the exhibit. After 40 minutes of trying to watch or at least listen to the exhibits we left.

Visited February 2013
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New York City
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

What a well-designed museum this is. It really brings WWII down to the human level effectively and movingly. A great experience.

Visited February 2013
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Hudson, OH
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredibly moving-Wonderfully informative.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This fine museum brings the time and challenges of WWII to vivid life. The 4-D presentation, "Beyond all Boundaries" vastly exceeded my expectations and is well worth the small extra admission for its' emotive connection to the greatest challenge in our history as a nation. There is no wonder why men and women of this era were termed The Greatest Generation". Go see for yourself and realise how lucky you are.

Visited March 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“superb museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We spent 4 1/2 hours in this museum, and did not see everything. There was the aviation section, one movie of about 45 minutes, and another submarine experience of about 15 minutes, and the main exhibit room. Absolutely superb museum, and not fully finished yet.

Visited March 2013
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