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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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“superb museum”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We spent 4 1/2 hours in this museum, and did not see everything. There was the aviation section, one movie of about 45 minutes, and another submarine experience of about 15 minutes, and the main exhibit room. Absolutely superb museum, and not fully finished yet.

Visited March 2013
Thank Christiane M
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 reviews
“Volunteers need to be a little more friendlier”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

There for a school field trip with my son. Museum was very nice but the folks there could be a bit more friendlier. I found a couple of the older people not so friendly and that was a turn off. One lady at the desk was not helpful and seem to loose her patient. One cracky gentleman must not remember how he was at their school age. The museum itself was very nice.

Visited March 2013
Thank Barbara B
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Tribute”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Watched my children, in awe, witness what their great grandpa talked about their entire young lives. He was their hero and to see them say... those are like grandpas dog tags...that's the gun grandpa carried in the jungle...and to see them tell other people in the museum their proud stories of his survival was beyond description. The movie was amazing and should not be missed as it tells those that don't have loved ones that experienced the war a feeling of what we should be thankful for.

Visited June 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Amazing museum...and its not even done yet. I am not that into military history so I was not expecting to have a good time, plus war bums me (and hopefully everyone) out. The Boeing exhibit was really interesting and if you do not know about WWII, you should watch the video because it gives a nice overview. The 4D gimmick was not that cheesy and it's not a 3d movie with effects (like where you have to wear glasses). Also, the 4th D are bubbles and wind--not water (which is soo annoying).
As you walk through the museum there is so much information and if you read everything it will take you hours to get through. This was totally worth the money--I have no idea why anyone would give this museum less than 5 stars. I would not say I am proud to be an american after a visit but I did learn a lot that I didn't know before, they have oral histories around the entire museum for kids or if you have more time, and tons of pictures and videos to watch. My husband loves military history and he learned about things he hadn't known. The models they have are awesome too. They have a great display with soldiers equipment and german and US guns.
There is NO comparable museum in the area.

Visited March 2013
Thank Jackie K
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Bethlehem, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A good rainy day activity!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I thought the museum was repetitive. First you see a film and then you go through the museum and see exactly what you saw in the film. Too much of the exhibit was spent on the European front.

Visited January 2013
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