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“educative visit” 5 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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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
Ranked #1 of 165 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: 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.
Oslo, Norway
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“educative visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

well worth visiting. you're gonna need some 5 hours at least. the submarine experience isn't worth the extra fee.

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent museum. We went with the family and the teens enjoyed it as well. There's lots of reading you need to do (wall info boards) and plenty of short videos to watch in nooks around the museum. This would take you a very long time if you did it all. We did the hit or miss approach and it still took us 2-1/2 hours to tour both buildings. The other building houses large items such as aircraft and vehicles. We had the pleasure of meeting a volunteer who had been in WWII and had a table set up to answer questions. That was great. The area is safe, right next to Lee Circle, and easy to get on the St. Charles Streetcar to your next destination. There is dining close by as well. The Family bathroom had a changing station and was clean.

Visited August 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Make time to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Anything that purports to be a “National” museum is generally of the highest quality. This museum is the epitome of that high quality. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every aspect of the museum. The magnificent displays of period planes, the labyrinthine flow between theaters and battles, the real-to-life dioramas, the blend of posters, photos and videos; the inclusion of seemingly every aspect of life that was touched by the war. In particular, I really appreciated the opportunity to chat with a veteran! That is an experience that always humbles me.

If the line for tickets is long at the main entrance (where the Higgins boat is), just walk across the street and enter the building with the plane display first. Tickets are sold there as well and the line was much shorter. The museum is also easily reached by public transportation, as is most of downtown New Orleans.

Visited April 2014
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Mukilteo, Washington
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This museum is very well done. Our family was greeted with a World War 2 Veteran who was at Pearl Harbor. He was so kind and warm to our 11 year old son. Be sure and go to the movie it is well worth the extra cost. For obvious reasons it is not for young children.

Visited August 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“So much to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did general admission + the Beyond All Boundaries movie (showing only there, about 50 minutes long, we did this first and it was a GREAT introduction to the museum as it covered the entire war to give you great context for the rest of the exhibits!). Great value, we spent about 3 hours in the museum plus we ate lunch at the restaurant.

Anyway, the museum was EXCELLENT. So many cool things to see, tons of artifacts, planes, tanks, trucks, weapons, displays. One of our favorite parts was the building that houses planes you can "explore" the inside of with touch screens that let you scroll around the inside of the plane and click on parts for an explanation of what they are. There are walkways between the planes on the second, third, and fourth floor so you can see the planes, which are hanging from the ceiling, at all angles.

They also have a wall with everyone who won the Medal of Honor during the war, more touch screens that let you search through them and read a bio on every one of the medal winners. They also had video interviews of the Medal winners who were still living at the time the museum was built that you could watch.

This is not even to mention the regular museum exhibits, which were really well done and informative. Lots of variety. Overall, we loved it and it was one of our favorite parts of the whole trip!!

Only thing we didn't love was the restaurant. Our food was fine but took a long time, like 15 minutes from when I ordered a milkshake to when I got it - it's not like that has a long cook time!). We were probably there for an hour and we ordered drinks and burgers, no substitutions or anything. But as this isn't really a huge part of the actual museum, I didn't include it in my review. Restaurant, 3 stars.

Visited July 2014
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