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National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

945 Magazine Street
Warehouse District
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 528 1944's insider take:

A project that began as a museum dedicated to the Allied invasion of Normandy has become an ever-expanding exploration of World War II's causes and lasting impact. The original exhibit brings mid-20th-century history to life through immersive multimedia presentations, restored WWII weaponry, and interviews with participants in Operation Overlord (the official name of the D-Day invasion). Additional galleries examine the Pearl Harbor attack and the ensuing war in the Pacific. A new building features a 1940s-style musical canteen with live music, a state-of-the-art theater (featuring the WWII documentary Beyond All Boundaries), and the American Sector, a restaurant by local celebrity chef John Besh.—Pableaux Johnson

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