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“If you haven't read WW2 history, this is a great place to start”

The National WWII Museum
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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
Ranked #1 of 381 things to do in New Orleans
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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 even 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. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Tells the war from the American perspective and through individual stories.

To do the experience justice, plan on two days.

Thank Roy D
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is an excellent destination for anyone wanting to learn more about WWII and D Day.. Highly Recommended

Thank JD42017
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Definitely a nice museum with beautiful buildings and exhibits. Big turn off for us was WAY too many touch screen and video "exhibits" and a surprisingly small (for a museum of this size) number of actual artifacts. I guess, to me, I can watch videos and have interactive experiences on my computer. I prefer to see "stuff". Other surprising thing was that there are only 4 admission ticket sales spots in the main building, so we waited 20 minutes just to get our tickets. Doesn't seem well thought out.

Thank Robert77096
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We went we saw and we left inspired by the sacrifices of a generation, of so many young Americans. Also disturbing what was lost by so many and the divisions within our own country. The best part was there were several WW2 veterans stationed throughout the museum offering assistance. Everyone who visits NOLA should make time for this museum.

Thank Meander5
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We love WWII history and this museum really brings to life this era and the people who served. Every time we go we see something new, learn something new. We highly recommend!

Thank Dawn P
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