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Review of The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum
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Owner description: Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Alpharetta, Georgia
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Very well done. A nice tribute to all of the people who gave their lives to protect our freedom. I believe it takes 4-6 hours to really do it all "right".

Visited March 2013
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Neshanic Station,NJ
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“war history of the other kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

We toured the museum with the USS Tang and the Beyond Glory movie. While the events are a bit confusing tho find, the whole layout, displays are new and well arranged. Time slots provide for a good flow of people.
We refreshed our memories on the hardship and efforts by all Americans during the war to support the industrial machine.
While the museum spends a fair amount of time on Europe's liberation it adds the suffering endured in the Pacific.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A nice change from the French Quarter party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was a nice change from partying in the French Quarter. I was already pretty well informed about World War II. The museum has lots of interesting exhibits and the personal artifacts are especially interesting. There is also a movie experience which is well worth a view.

Visited September 2012
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“4d experience option”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you visit this fabulous museum invest the time and money to view the 4d movie Beyond All Boundaries. I recommend you start at the movie, then the museum. The movie is very moving and sets the stage for what you will see at the museum.
Gift shops and restaurant/bar available as well. We had lunch and portions are large enough to share.

Visited March 2013
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

The museum is captivating. They use all methods (displays, narrative, audio and film) to present information. Maps are great. They also tell many stories about the real people involved which adds a personal touch. There were some great artifacts displayed as well. The 4D movie Beyond all Boundaries was very moving and excellent. We even enjoyed lunch in the American Sector cafe. Well done!

Visited February 2013
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