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The National WWII Museum
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Owner description: Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country, 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 the 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. In addition, online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational outreach, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. A capital expansion program includes the construction of two additional pavilions in coming years, cementing the institution as a state-of-the-art educational institution and a premiere destination for travelers from around the world. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Thought there would be more stuff to look at being a national museum, good displays but would liked to have seen more WW2 vehicles.

Visited November 2012
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dallas, tx
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“Celebrated my uncle's 90th birthday!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

All in all, a very interesting museum. My uncle who was turning 90 wanted to have his birthday celebration there. The museum organized a 3-D movie for us and afterwards we had dinner in the restaurant. The food was very good and excellent service. It is a museum that shouldn't be overlooked with all New Orleans has to offer.

Visited November 2012
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shreveport
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“great place”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

unbelievable! it's a must see. everyone in my family enjoyed it. all ages were impressed. informative and fun.

Visited November 2012
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San Jose, Ca
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“This is a fantastic museum”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

They are expanding heavily and I can't wait to return when it is all done. My wife was very reluctant to go and ended up really enjoying the exhibit

Visited November 2012
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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“Must See!”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

So glad I saw this! This gave me a better understanding of what my uncle saw and went through. Thank you Uncle Harold and to all those who served.

Visited November 2012
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