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The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
(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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  • The best historical museum we have visited, although the dogtag and train experience was a bit confusing.. 
  • Great place, lost of information and a lot to see, about 2-4 hour tour, everything was understandable and had good direction 
  • Very interesting. Note the effort to make the Museum a place different, educational and interactive. The only objection is that the order of the route is well signposted and there are times that it is not clear which way to go. Otherwise highly recommended.
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  • This was a really great experience. It is such fun to be able to follow the story of a soldier through the exhibit. Definitely recommend the Beyond the Boundaries presentation...not so much the submarine experience though it was interesting. Great set up with the Pacific exhibit upstairs and the Europe exhibit downstairs. I really hope to see more come from this museum as I know they are still constructing. I thought it was a tad sparse for a war that is so rich in history. The staff was very helpful and polite. Positive experience. Lots of videos...basically, you don't have to read anything because it is all covered in the numerous videos.
  • Wow! This is an amazing and humbling experience. The 4D movie is worth your time. It sums up all of WWII in a little over an hour, it does a great job considering the short time. It's important to remember what happened in this war, where we have gone, and where we are now. Plan extra time if you can.
  • Must go in Nola! It'll probably take you at least 3-4 hours there if not more, and I'm not usually a museum person. This museum makes it very interesting, they do a really good job storytelling World War Two. They have captivating videos and a lot of personalized stories and facts of people who were actually part of the war. I recommend going on a weekday AND but your tickets online and pick it up at will call to skip the line if there is one. The weekend line gets crazy long.
  • Top 3 reasons for LOVING this museum 1. Tom Hanke's first class 4-D multimedia movie presentation 2. Fantastic and engaging display presentation for both Pacific and European theaters 3. You are paired virtually with another person at WWII, giving you a more in depth relationship
  • Great museum. Probably one of the best and most informative World War II museums we have ever been too. A very interactive museum that allows you to follow a solider as you travel through the war. Each person gets their own "dog tag" and goes to stations to learn about their story and collect artifacts. This activity is included in admission. Also a must do is the 4-D experience, Beyond All Borders. It is the best film I have seen about World War II. I highly recommend visiting this museum, even with children.