The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

4.8
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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  • Plan to spend more time here than you would expect. We were there almost 6 hours. The American Sector dining room is interesting but pricey. A better option is Jeri Nims Soda Shoo. E xcellent food.  more »
  • We were very disappointed. We expected the place to be jammed with exhibits and were surprised to see a lot of open space in the main building. I have to note that there was lots of stuff jammed into ...  more »
  • This is a great museum, and better than expected. Aside from Washington D.C., this is probably the best museum you could find anywhere.  more »
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  • Simply put, this museum is amazing. It is expensive to attend all the features (skip the additional submarine experience it is definitely not worth it), but the amount on offer justifies the cost. A lot of sensitive subjects are covered in a tasteful way and the amount of interactive exhibits is great. An absolute must for anyone in the area, whether you are interested in military and war history or not. Brilliant. Recommended.
  • Educational, sobering, spectacular. One of those places that is difficult to describe it is so unique. The story of WWII in both the European and Pacific theaters told in story, artifacts and video/photographs. Helps Americans understand why The Greatest Generation really is the greatest generation. Very, very, well done. The layout is not straightforward but there are lots of volunteers to help guide. A very nice restaurant on site for lunch as well as an old fashion soda fountain. Plan to spend all day and absolutely see the Tom Hanks documentary movie "Beyond all Boundaries".
  • Should be required for every American. We loved it. It was extremely inspiring and heavy. I feel more appreciative and loved the incredible details. I learned a lot. One of the best museums I’ve ever been to. Make sure you allow lots of time. You could easily be there all day.
  • Definitely worth the price of admission! The 4D theatre is amazing and I highly recommend it. Carve some time out of your schedule for this museum because it is chalked full of history! This museum will make a person even more appreciative of those who put their lives on the line to protect freedom!
  • This is one of the best museums in the country, and I saw why. It's very extensive, and informative. You definitely need more than one day to check it out in it's entirety. I saw a 4d documentary there as well, which was cool, and narrated by Tom Hanks. An awesome thing to experience if you find yourself in New Orleans.
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