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The National WWII Museum
Ranked #1 of 320 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 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 4 April 2018 via mobile

Impressive displays and multiple buildings make for a great 1/2 day. As there is sooo much I recommend you skip getting on the “train” at the start and just enter in your info at the dog tag stations. The 4D movie is great but skip final mission. Building 4 is worth a quick stop in but save most of your time for 1-3. Enjoy it was very well done.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing....very comprehensive. I would recommend taking 2 days to see it all. We were there for almost 4 hours and still did not see it all. We went with my 81 year old dad who was enthralled. I would say that this museum would be challenging for anyone who cannot stand for long periods. More seating space around the newsreel screens would have been nice. Overall though, this was a fantastic experience.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see when in NOLO! We ent on a rainy day and it was packed! Like to just buy tickets was over 30 plus people deep trailing out the door and down the block. Definitely buy your tickets on line to avoid the long line up! Be prepared to spend 3-4 hours easily there!

Thank Cam326
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This modern museum offers great insight into various aspects of the U.S. involvement in WWII. Special emphasis is placed on contributions by local people and businesses, the rise of Nazi Germany, home life during the war, and the paths to Tokyo and Berlin, among others. There are a couple of food options, though I didn’t try them, and a large gift shop. They have a large parking garage, and the museum is also accessible via the St. Charles street car line (with a short walk), taxis, and Uber. Though I found the
layout a bit confusing, it wasn’t so bad as to ruin the experience.

A few hints you might find helpful while planning your visit:

1. The museum is very popular and pretty large, so plan to arrive early, wear comfortable shoes, and bring some patience.

2. Save time waiting in line by buying tickets online and picking them up at will-call. The line to purchase tickets was very long, but there was no line at will-call.

3. During our visit (March 2018) the pavilion between buildings was under construction, requiring a walk off property to get to the Boeing building. It’s only a long block, but it does add steps to what is already a long visit on your feet, so if this matters to you, plan accordingly.

This is a really terrific museum dedicated to one of the seminal events of world history, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to all visitors to New Orleans.

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Plan to spend an entire day or more. Wonderful collection of artifacts, information, and displays. Museum is in several buildings and there is construction happening now. Staff is friendly and helpful. If possible but tickets online so you don't have to wait in the long line. We purchased the movie option for the morning and the submarine experience for early afternoon. Do both experiences but schedule them with time in between as they are in different locations. We ate lunch at the Soda Shop. Quick service in a small diner atmosphere. Overall a very enjoyable day!

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