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The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

Must see · Military Museum · Specialty Museum
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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  • The film does a good job of digesting a lot of history into less than an hour. The video exhibits and maps are all well done. The static displays are excellent, but in the dim light, the explanation.....  more »
  • You shouldn’t miss this museum. We saw it as a stop on the Hop on & off Bus. So glad we went. If you’re going to New Orleans, be sure to put it on your list of things to do  more »
  • The degree of interaction and immersion in the subject matter at this museum is truly exceptional. We spent a total of 4 hours and did not get our fill. Will definitely be returning for another visit....  more »
  • Great museum with dog tag tracking feature. If you want to really get into the details of every panel and exhibitions you will probably need more than 2days, but for normal tourist, one day is enough. The STEM building could be better because it includes too few exhibitions. Other buildings are magnificent and inspiring. Volunteers are also very friendly and helpful. The ticket line is usually long so purchase in advance online is recommended.
  • World War ll Museum This place is a treasure of history to include pictures, replicas,recordings and personal memoirs from many people who were there during the conflict. From the very start in Europe and the chaos caused by Hitler, to the bombing of Japan that finally put an end to this tragic war. They not only talk about the war, but the events that led up to it. It is split up into sections, so you leave each section and walk into the next part of history. A few of the areas were set up to make you feel you were there. There was even a section telling about how those at home played their part. Loved the personal interviews that you could listen to. And there are plenty of guides along the way to answer questions. If we brought students here while teaching about this part of history they would leave with not only the facts but would also have a memorable experience of how this part of history affected the entire world. Be sure to give yourself the better part of a day to visit. Admission is $28.50 and was well worth the price. Several places to park for a fee in walking distance. I understand they are always adding new displays so you will probably never have the same experience twice.
  • Really nice museum with a lot to see. We went 27Dec. Most displays were well presented and the Beyond All Boundaries movie was excellent. They have a restaurant and gift shop inside the buildings. I just think they could have a better flow plan as it was extremely busy and a little hard to maneuver. Plus, they could have more interactive display options available, like adding actual station commands in the Final Mission sub.
  • Incredible and powerful museum that goes in depth about WW2. Obviously it is very focused on the American experience but they do a beautiful job of tying in other stories and countries and cultures experiences, too. This is my second time here and I feel like I saw even more this time around. The displays are great, the flow of the museum is great, the videos throughout the museum are incredibly well dome and not overwhelming or too long like in some museums. Highly recommend whether its hot or raining that you visit here if you are in NOLA.
  • Very informative and a good place to go to to learn about world war II. they have interactive exhibits as well as movies about the times and other artifacts on display such as airplanes models of ships engines vehicles and such. Very good knowledgeable staff. Get there early when they first open if you want to avoid the big crowds. there is pay for parking around the place but is usually full and occupied if you're not there early. It's within easy walking distance of Bourbon Street if you're in good health. Maybe a 15-minute walk

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