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The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Categories: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 16,000+ reviews on the web
Learn more about the planning and execution of D-Day at The National WWII Museum, where you can view American soldiers' private letters, weapons, and photographs. Pay homage to the men and women who served during World War II and experienced the Allied victory in 1945. You'll find a blend of education and entertainment, with interactive exhibits and 4-D experiences where you can discover the key events of the war through special effects, CGI animation, and first-hand accounts. The museum's restaurant is noted for its 17-piece band that plays classic jazz. Put The National WWII Museum into our New Orleans vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very nice museum. Tons of artifacts. The Tom Hanks 4D movie is worth the additional $5. The planes were amazing to see and I loved how they recreated the environments of each of the war locations. 
  • We spent most of a day here. The museum is well run and has many interesting exhibits. It obviously has a US slant, but was still interesting to an Australian with a bent for history. 
  • For history buffs this is a must see museum. There were several different threads to follow but all were well done and told a god story. 
  • Fantastic. Very USA-centric angle on the war, but it's an American museum. History isn't whitewashed here; war is displayed in all its ugliness and horror. The 4D show is a must-see. The submarine thing isn't a must-do but was good in showing the terror of battle from a first person point of view. Take your time: we were here 4 hours and including the two side shows it wasn't enough so give yourself five at least. Only criticism is what I mentioned above: the war is presented as US versus the Axis with little mention of other countries' significant contributions. Also, no attention is given to the causes of the war and it's just "these countries had some crazy leaders who were evil" which, while not *wrong* per se, glosses over some pretty important lessons. But these criticisms don't diminish the impact of this place.
  • One of the BEST museums I have ever visited! You are guaranteed to learn something new while being fully immersed in the experience. It's difficult to take in all the information the National WWII museum on your first trip. My advice, go twice! You won't be disappointed!
  • This museum was incredible! The way the setting was incorporated into the building and decor really made you feel like you were somehow a part of it. Everything was so informative in so many different ways that even a non-history buff, like myself, could get sucked right into the material. I would suggest going if you had the opportunity!
  • This place is a blast (no pun intended). The 4D movie with Tom Hanks as a narrator was cool and a good summary of the ww2 for any age. A bit loud for smaller kids though. You can easily spend 2-3days here, if u r interested in history. Bldg 4 had a bunch of planes which my young son enjoyed. I highly recommend this Museum. Be aware to bring a light jacket if u get cold easily!
  • Wow. All exhibits are extremely well done. Very engaging. Very moving. Excellent history lesson--they do a great job of recreating the feel of a time and place. In every exhibit, they go beyond the nuts a bolts. They bring dry facts to life by giving them cultural context. Do not miss Beyond All Boundaries. This museum is definitely a 12 and up kind of place. There is nothing here that will hold the interest of a child. Nothing is hands on. My nine year old was bored out of his mind, but my 12 year old (along with my husband and myself) was enthralled. By your tickets in advance and pick them up at will call. You can do this from your phone.
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