The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our New Orleans trip planner .
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  • I travelled to New Orleans in October. Arriving in the morning we went directly to the Museum after dropping bags at our hotel. I cannot say enough about this museum. At the entrance are actual WWII p...  more »
  • I would recommend this outing to everyone! Had a great experience. History buffs would really love all the exhibits.  more »
  • This museum is fabulous, and tells the full story of the American World War II involvement! One could spend at least three days here, although we were only able to spend about three hours. Proud to be...  more »
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  • Outstanding! We paid for a guided tour because I had 4 kids ages 10-14. The guide was great but not necessary because the museum tells it's story very well on it's own through videos and interactive displays. Plan to spend 4 hrs for a fairly quick tour; the whole day to go into detail.
  • The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is truly one of the best museums I've ever been to. I've visited this museum every time I've come to New Orleans for a visit. The exhibits are so well designed. They are modern and seamlessly flow from one area to another in a way that gives you a fantastic, educational experience. The 4D experience is also a must - so very well done!
  • Even a 15 year old boy enjoyed "dad's choice"! We only planned to spend a few hours but stayed for about 3 1/2. The layout and videos help facilitate the flow. Being "assigned" a veteran to track thru the war as well as the continuous storytelling keeps everyone, especially the younger crowd interested. I highly recommend a visit if you spend any time in NOLA.
  • This is probably one of the best museums I have ever visited. Great displays and a 4D film spanning all sides of the war front. It is very easy to spend over five hours marveling at all the personal stories about this most important war that shaped the date of history.
  • Really 4.5 Stars. Great experience and great way to honor our WW II vets. The only reason i didn't give 5 stars was that I got confused about the flow from one section to the other. They do have plenty of volunteers to direct you. Enjoy!

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