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“One of the best”

The National WWII Museum
Ranked #1 of 321 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

Absolutely stunning. One of the best museums we have ever visited. You can learn so much about all aspects of WWII with extremely engaging exhibits, videos, and displays. Definitely see the excellent movie. If a free tour is offered, take that, too. You could easily spend an entire day or more here.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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