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The National WWII Museum
Ranked #1 of 388 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 weeks ago

if you are going to new orleans, you must make time to see the museum. get a movie ticket in advance and ensure you have 2-3 hours to see everything.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the museum during our vacation and it was one of the best experiences of our trip! We spent the entire day here and so enjoyed it! We were also able to visit with a few veterans which was so special. It's one of those places everyone should visit. They do have a little diner if you need a drink or snack.

Thank Wendyr1970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is something you must go and see when in New Orleans. The exhibits are very clear and presents World War Two in a very true and American way. You can spend up to 2/3 hours going round which does include a 45 minute screen show. A good time to go would be when the heat/humidity get a little intense. Day passes are reasonable and they have a cafe and gift shop. Well worth the visit...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing museum! They cover everything from WWII and in so much detail. Great videos and displays! Beyond all Boundaries is a must see when visiting too. My 13 year old son is a history buff and just loved this museum. So glad we were able to visit!

Thank Hope P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has four buildings and they are building more. It totally immerses you into what it was like being a soldier in WWII (from the landscaping down to the temperature). Upon arrival, you get a dog tag that you have to enroll and they assign you a particular soldier for throughout the experience. A lot of thought and love went into this museum.

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