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“Do not loose your time” 2 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 461 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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“Do not loose your time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The new building that houses the Museum is really awesome, futuristic and fortress style. The collection was not impresive but maybe because I do not like the war museums and the strange crowd walking around. Is kind of weird. There is a 4D documentary movie presented by Tom Hanks in a great auditorium which was for sure the only interesting thing in the site.

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“Excellent! A lot to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Tom Hanks movie was incredible! Plan on spending some time here! There is a lot to see and they are still expanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you have not been, go. It makes one realize the amount of sacrifice our fathers and grandfathers made to save democracy. Its a shrine.

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“Educational if not spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

For students of American involvement in the last three years of WWII this museum is excellent. The displays on the various theatres of war are comprehensive and informative. It lacks the major displays of hardware that enliven some other museums but the aircraft hanging in the main hall make up for that.

Visited April 2013
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“Great venue, not enough time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Outside of Normandy, this was the best WWII museum I have visited. You need at least 3-3 1/2 hrs. to tour the museum and another hour to view the well-made film about the war. The restaurant tries to replicate a 40's establishment and the food was good. The only problem was that people used the restaurant as an exit to the outside and that was disconcerting. It is a "must see" in NOLA.

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