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The National WWII Museum
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We did not realize a museum of this caliber was here but you should definitely try to go here when in New Orleans. And the movie narrated by Tom Hanks is a 4D movie(included sensory experience) is a must. It tells you all about WW2, both the European part and the Pacific part. Unbelievable. We were there 4 hours and it was not enough if you want to see the movie and read all the info in the exhibits. Don't miss this museum!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We visited the WWII Museum in honor of Veterans Day. Please go if you have a chance. We spent a couple of hours in the museum and could have stayed longer. There is much to see and the personal stories made the experience unforgettable.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Wonderful artifacts, a good blend of written, auditory and interactive, loved all the large displays (tank, jeep, etc.). The museum staff (volunteers?) are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant with retro-dressed waitstaff is fun! Our favorite was the 4D Movie - great for the whole family! Watch out for the snow!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This Museum is one of the finest I have ever visited. It rivals if not passes the Smithsonian cluster in DC. Plan for at least 3 hours and include the movie - it is amazing. (we spent over 5 hours here with my husband, myself and our 18 year old). The restaurant is exceptional also - a John Besh outpost!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The 4D movie "Beyond all Bounds" was a must see as well as the American Sector resturant. Great food, great happy hour.

Thank Warren A
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