The Activity we Experienced
What we chose to do
The National World War II Museum
I Really Enjoyed Looking at Model Planes
How did you discover this activity?
I saw it online.
When did you book your tour compared to the departure date?
I booked my tour the day of the trip. Due to Covid-19 the museum had time slots and therefore you had to book a time frame.
Why did you choose this activity?
I had heard from another tourist from Mississippi that the museum was full of knowledge and had tons of information to learn about. I could not pass it up!
How did you get to the activity location?
I walked from my hotel to the museum which was only 14 minutes from French Quarter. The downtown area and arts district is not far at all, so some people chose to walk. There is also a streetcar that takes you in that direction.
What was your experience with the activity’s staff?
The staff were friendly and always asked if I needed help with directions because it was so much to cover, and the building was large and connected to other buildings.
Highlights or memories you and your group will take from the trip?
You’ll get a dog tag to follow a soldier’s journey of your choice. There’s a model train that you sit in and it gives you the start of the journey into WWII. There are two shops to purchase war gear and veteran stuff, and a cafeteria to eat in. I really enjoyed looking at model planes and learning about individual stories of the soldiers. Also, your dog tag lets you collect memorabilia and you can download the memorabilia when you get home. There is a website on the back that you can collect your artifacts with.
Would you recommend this activity to another group like yours? Why or why not?
This is great for a solo trip. You can learn a lot about our history and the Battle of Berlin , Hiroshima and other important components. I also think it’s great for family, especially for a family of people who served in the wars to get an understanding of what their grandparents, great-grandparents, and other family members went through when they joined the armed forces. It serves as a form of patriotism and respect for fighting for the country.