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National WWII Museum Moves Visitors with State of the Art Exhibits

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The National World War II Museum in New Orleans attracts tens of thousands of visitors a year. The museum includes three separate buildings, each depicting a central theme of the war. Collectively, they deliver a comprehensive look at the American experience during WWII. Permanent and temporary galleries feature interactive, state of the art displays, newsreels, oral histories and videos explaining major events from North Africa to Guadalcanal. The National World War II Museum houses thousands of artifacts including planes, vehicles, uniforms, weaponry, memorabilia, maps, diaries and more.

Produced and narrated by Tom Hanks, the museum’s 4-D interpretative film, Beyond all Boundaries, tells the story of how America’s citizen army helped changed the course of history during World War II. The museum also includes:

  • “Campaigns of Courage” exhibit, which traces the experiences of soldiers across Europe and the Pacific through multimedia displays and simulated settings
  • “Dog Tag” cards that can be scanned throughout the museum to tell the story of individual soldiers
  • Higgins Boat landing crafts once manufactured in New Orleans and used in the D-Day Normandy Beach invasion
  • Outdoor Victory Garden
  • Planes used in the war viewable from dramatic overlooks
  • Variety shows and dinner at the Stage Door Canteen
The National World War II Museum was named the third Best Museum in the Nation and the 15th Best in the World by TripAdvisor.
Photo Credit: National WWII Museum