This was our second visit to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Our first visit to the National World War II Museum was way back in 2009, which you can read about here, and there was only one building. It has grown and is still growing. In fact, there were huge construction cranes and detours when we visited this time. A third building is under construction but I am not sure what it will house.
After we checked-in and picked up our tickets (Thank you, Keith Darcey, National World War II Public Relations Manager, for hosting us!) we planned our afternoon around lunch, a film, our tour, and an interactive exhibit. Having been there before we knew that the on-premise restaurant The American Sector was really good, so that was our first stop. Steve and I both had the earthy, cheesy Mushroom Cheeseburger, hold the bun please, and perfect fries. And then strolled over where we “boarded our submarine” for our interactive experience Final Mission. Final Mission is the heroic story of the USS Tang, the most successful submarine of World War II. Luckily neither Steve nor I get seasick because you really felt like you were in a submarine deep in the ocean!
We timed our tour perfectly and headed over to see and experience Tom Hanks film Beyond All Boundaries in 4-D. That’s right. The 4-D experience is so awesome. You can feel the bombs and snow falls from above!
The National World War II Museum gives us the American experience of the war that changed the world. It shows us why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today; so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. This is a place for people to understand and feel America’s strengths and values as well as serve as a catalyst for cultural tourism to strengthen the economic and community development of New Orleans and Louisiana. This is a place to revisit often since it is always changing and growing.
Disclaimer: My husband and I were given free passes in exchange for this post but the opinions are 100% my own.