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“Back to the Future” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee America Gold Beach

Musee America Gold Beach
2 Place Amiral Byrd, 14114 Ver-sur-Mer, France
00 33 231 22 58 58
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“Back to the Future”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, with its row upon row of crosses and lots of Magen Davids, more than I imagined, is a fitting resting place for the brave souls who gave their all for their country and the freedom of the world.
Acres of grass as smooth as a putting green, with beautiful flower beds, here and there, among the polished, white, marble crosses, a handful of appropriately discrete and tasteful monuments, and a small, white, circular chapel in the center. The gardeners were there when we were, cutting the already cut grass. I had the impression they were always there, dutifully tending to the graves. Hundreds of people walking among the crosses, some looking for names, and barely a sound. Then a low stone wall overlooking the now peaceful beach across a half a kilometer of natural trees and bushes with trails winding down to the beach. It's done right, a perfect setting for the brave men who died there, heroes all.

Visited August 2013
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St. Albert, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Another excellent museum. Many video clips with real people telling real stories, even Eisenhower, make everything here so credible. If anything, there is just too much to see and it is difficult to find a way that seems a logical route to go through without missing anything.

Visited May 2013
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Oslo
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“Excellent service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We started our exploration of the Normandy landing sites here and met just the right person behind the counter. She told us all about what we should see, about the advantages of a Normandy pass, about the forthcoming "night of the museums" (free entrance) and gave us a great map we had not seen in any bookstore. Very helpful! As for the museum it self it is quite small and half of it is dedicated to the first air mail delivery from the US to Europe. The place it self is quite nice and since it is so small it does not take long to see it all. I would stop there again.

Visited May 2013
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“Limited museum regarding gold beach”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Part of the 'Normandie pass' group of museums, i stopped here to find quite a limited display. The name confused me at first, 'gold beach-America? gold was a British section?' Turns out that half the museum was dedicated to attempts to fly across the Atlantic, hence the America in the title, the rest of the museum was on gold beach landings, but quite limited, a few artefacts and an interesting display on the advance R.A.F. landing ground laid nearby just after d-day, but not much else.
All a little disappointing, but it is just off the main road between Arromanches and juno beach if your passing and interested in Aviation.

Visited August 2012
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