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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  • Definitely a must see. We have gone many times and always something new to see. Took the grandkids and did the Normandy guided tour. Movie is a must  more »
  • This is not to be missed, it is well worth your time to go here, Very informative and interesting. The Movie Beyond all Borders is worth seeing.  more »
  • This is one of the top museums in all the states. It is big so plan at least a couple of hours. It has real planes and cars used during the war. There are many possible choices so I recommend to choos...  more »
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  • CAUTION - Parents, the movie "Beyond All Boundaries" should have an age restriction. We have a 10 and 12 year old and thought they were to young for what they saw. Age 13 or 14 minimum would be appropriate. There was a heavy focus on death. We left with a clear understanding, and appreciation, of the price paid for the freedom that we enjoy everyday. Great movie and very well made, just not for kids. The museum itself was exceptional. We met a couple of volunteer veterans that were there interacting and interesting to talk with. I loved the many short films throughout. We spent 6 hours there and really needed another hour, at least. We saw the above noted movie and ate lunch, so we ended up having to skip areas and hurry through others to get a glimpse of all the buildings before the museum closed. Definitely would have liked to see more. Highly recommend.
  • Unbelievably fantastic museum! Very well curated, organized, and impactful. I spent over 5 hours there and probably could have spent another 5 there. So much to see and do while you are there. The Tang submarine experience was very cool and well worth the extra $6. I would love to come back!
  • If I could have given this 10 stars, I would have. Going through this #2 rated (in both the country & world) museum was a very moving experience. A must see but start with the $6 movie. It's about 45-60 min but worth every second and you will never forget it. It's interactive in spots. FYI, I'm not a history buff, but this was spectacular. My girlfriend and I spent 5 hours here, and it went by like it was 5 minutes. You can easily spend 1 week here if you really want to. (Maybe even more). $27 entrance +$6 for movie & $6 for submarine experience (which I didn't go see). It's worth the trip to New Orleans just for this. 1 mile West of canal St. And the French quarter. Easily accessible from the St Charles Street trolly.
  • This museum is amazing, there are so many parts to explore and they did a fantastic job of creating specific sections for each theater of the war and really went into detail to explain what and where everything took place. They give you a fun and entertaining walk through experience with each place you visit and really draw you into the events. Very entertaining and educational. I saw several people who were there that actually served in the war and it was humbling to see their expressions and emotions while watching videos. They also have a 4D theater that's pretty awesome and helps make you feel like you are there. We also ate lunch their at one of their restaurants and the food was delicious. I'll definitely be going back because even after 4 hours of being there we didn't see everything there was to see. It's a must visit if you are in New Orleans.
  • This is an amazing place. There's plenty of parking very close to the museum and reasonably priced. There are many many exhibits it could take you days to go through the whole museum. There's so much to look at so much to learn. And the veterans there who volunteer are so interesting to talk with. Well thought-out and worth the time.
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