National WWII Museum

Rating as the 2nd best museum in the world (in terms of overall quality), is the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Today we’re going to hop on board the train (bear with us) and explore history!

All aboard!!

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The museum experience starts when we board this train and are provided dog tags with the identities of non-fictional heros who served in the war.

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Through the use of the dog tags, we are immersed into the lives of our assigned hero.

Quality and Quantity

This place is large! and continually expanding.

Each section attempts to immerse us in what we’re learning.

Whether it’s walking through homes or exploring battlefields

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Separated sections detail both the Europe and Asia theaters.

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With every turn we’re surrounded with movies, sounds, and interactive displays.

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The presentation of everything is phenomenal.

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Lunch Break

About midway (not the battle) through we take a walk around downtown New Orleans to find some food.

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Walking past this thing, we have no idea what it is…

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For lunch, we settle on a well known local food joint!

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Louisiana Fast!

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It’s easy to see that things get a little crazy around here…

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Back on the clock!

The last building we have to explore is the Boeing Pavillion (everything around here is a “pavillion”)

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This place has all sorts of reconstructed aircraft!

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😉 😇

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Tommy’s grandfather navigated B-17’s in WW2, so it’s exciting for us to see a renovated model of one hanging from the ceiling.

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There is so much to see and learn, it’s easy to spend an entire day here.

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