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 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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  • August 14, 2017
    I'm a History teacher so museums don't usually "wow" me... But this one did. It was really a phenomenal experience and if you're anywhere near remotely interested in WWII, you'll find this Museum a gr...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The sample is really amazing because it is highly interactive from the moment in which one enters the Museum, where they give you a "dog tag" to follow the history of a character. Each one of the rooms is set according to a time of war. The only drawback is that they have no option of translation into other languages.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We were completely blown away by the size and emphasis of the layout of the museum. Multiple buildings generate a story line of each battle as you make your way through the history of the war. As you ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    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!
  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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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