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The National WWII Museum
Ranked #1 of 389 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 30 March 2018

Lots of things to look at but a pretty quick walk if you don't stop and read everything, definitely busy

Thank Bailey G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had heard you need at least 4 hours to do the WWII museum justice and that is very accurate. There is so much to see between all the historical artifacts, the videos as well as the dog tag experience. We also managed to see the movie by Tom Hanks, Beyond Boundaries which was excellent - it sums up the war for you.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My wife and I both think this is the best museum we have ever visited. And we have been to more than a few museums. When we arrived, I gasped at the high cost of admission. By the time we left I couldn’t remember and didn’t care. I highly recommend this museum for all ages. HOWEVER: 1) 945 Magazine St is not the correct address, the entrance is actually on Andrew Higgins Blvd between Magazine and Camp. It is not one building, it is a cluster of buildings, and I had to ask someone how to actually get in. 2) If we had bought our tickets on line in advance, we would have saved 15 minutes of standing in line to buy tickets. 3) When we fist entered we were directed to the “train experience” which included the registration of our “dog tags” which was unnecessary anyway. That was another long line we had to wait in, and the train was the least interesting thing in the entire museum, and they give you only a minute to register before you are timed out and lose what you entered, and then you have to go out and use a kiosk to register. It was confusing and a waste of time. Skip it and jump right in, you will need every minute you can spare. We were there 4 hours and did not see everything.

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We spoke to World War 2 veterans and followed the story of a World War 2 vet. I was able to post various displays for my students at home.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A wonderful museum! Learned so much about WW2 through their exhibits. Plan to spend hours walking through the creative and impactful rooms.

Thank Katie S
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