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“WWII Museum - wish I had more time”

The National WWII Museum
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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
Ranked #1 of 381 things to do in New Orleans
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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 July 7, 2013

Everyone kept saying to give yourself at least two hours here, well we gave ourselves three hours before we had to leave for the airport, and I wish we had more time. This museum is absolutely fascinating. The entire top section just based on the war in Europe took us about 2 1/2 hours to go through, didn't even have time to stop in to the war in the Pacific downstairs. Did have a chance to go over to the new building with all the amazing planes. Def give yourself enough time to go through everything, and if you have the opportunity go speak with some of the volunteers who fought who are just fascinating to listen to.

Thank smthngcreative
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The National WW II museum in New Orleans is one of best I have seen on the subject on American soil. Already extensive, and expanding, the displays cover the war experience in large galleries organized on the war in Europe and D-Day, the War in the Pacific, etc. Within these broad sweeps, the war is brought to the personal level with displays of individual solder's artifacts and stories. Very moving.

"Beyond All Boundaries" is another great presentation in the Tom Hanks WW II 'franchise'.

The Boeing exhibit at is a great collection of WW II fighting machines and weapons (principally airplanes of course.)

It takes a good deal of time to take it all in. Plan a whole day if you can. Fortunately, the John Besh restaurant in the museum is quite good.

We were there on the anniersary of D-Day this year. There was a nice program and tribute to the aging veterans that were present that day. Hats off and a heartfelt thank you to the Greatest Generation.

Thank 444RayS
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The museum has become first rate! There are lots of great things to see ll over the museum. Make sure you see the Tom Hank's narrated "Beyond All Boundaries"! It's worth the price of admission all by itself!

Thank fheagle
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Before you tour the museum, see the movie. Very moving and informative. There is usually a WWII Vet on the premises, so make sure you shake his/her hand and thank them for their service. Amazing collection of memorabilia and artifacts.

Thank Twinkles18
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Well worth a visit, and lunch in the John Besh café is also great. My husband is retired military, and I pretty much had to drag him out of here, he loved it. I found it fascinating as well. Definitely add this to your list when you visit NOLA.

Thank JJRJ
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