Need a break from the daily New Orleans grind of enjoying music, cocktails and fantastic food? For those who like some history with their Sazeracs, it’s good to know that NOLA’s superb National WWII Museum is right around the corner.
The museum’s immense collection ranges from life-size bombers and tanks in the entrance hall to a mini-exhibit of wartime propaganda. Through detailed exhibits, multimedia displays and countless personal accounts you’ll get to know world leaders, major players and everyday men and women in the war that changed the world.
What makes this museum a must-see is its sense of scale: both major and minor events are staged, timed and explained brilliantly in an immersive experience that is fascinating for all ages – the kids won’t be yanking your sleeve to get them to the gift shop already.
This museum is an impressive tribute to WWII’s heroes and victims, and a hard-to-miss warning for generations to come.
Pro tip: the museum’s Solomon Victory Theater next door shows the spectacular ‘Beyond All Boundaries’, a 4D cinematic experience featuring real fog effects, moving chairs and flashing lights. You can do the museum and watch the film on separate occasions, but we recommend seeing the movie right before you go into the museum. Did we mention that it’s narrated by Tom Hanks? There you go.
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Photo Courtesy of The National WWII Museum.