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“Great museum.”

The National WWII Museum
Ranked #1 of 317 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. Open early through 1/2/18, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited on a rainy day.
Be prepared. Very busy.
We waited in line almost an hour to get in.
We stayed until it closed at 5pm. So much to see. Everything was very well done.
We ate there also, food was good and service was fast especially considering how busy it was.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

There was a lot to see and be ready to walk quite a lot. Multiple buildings, most of them interconnected and filled with history and knowledge. You will be given a tag that is linked to a WWII veteran. You will be able to follow his or her story throughout your visit. There are 2 activities that require a separate fee ($6 each). I did not see the movie but the submarine experience was interesting. They have an onsite coffee shop and a restaurant. Both have a variety of delicious items at a reasonable price.

Thank fabiolas274
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is an amazing museum. Recommended itineraries are 2-day or 1-day and you could easily spend that much time. We visited with our 10, 8 and 6 year olds, so we moved through much more quickly- about a half a day. The "Beyond All Boundaries" movie was outstanding and I highly recommend paying the extra for a ticket; it's loud and intense but my kids were ok with it (proceed with caution as it may be scary for some children). We each got a 'dog tag' when we entered that allows you to scan and get details about a person involved in the war. This was a great way for us to get the kids to talk about what they were learning and they enjoyed finding the different stations to stop and listen.

Thank JenCav_107
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend the day. We started by talking to two wonderful WW2 vets that were volunteers working the lobby. They told great stories of their experience in this war and showed many historical photos from their own collections. If you really want to give this the proper amount of time....plan on a full day. Also do not miss the special Tom Hanks narrated show in their theater. After a trip to Normandy last May, this museum tied many of the missing links together.

Thank EddieMerideth
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I can't add a lot to other reviews, but i will say this museum is everything everyone says it is and more! They truly were the greatest generation. The interactive dog tag feature is Awesome! My soldier was a true hero! Please give yourself plenty of time to take it all in. It is huge!! 5 hours minimum I would say! It is truly awesome, that they have real life heroes from WWII there to shake thier hand and thank them for thier tremendous sacrifice! That may have been my favorite part of the whole experience. Definitely cannot recommend this place enough! A++++++

Thank Kenneth C
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