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The 10 Best Museums In New Orleans
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The 10 Best Museums In New Orleans

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Updated: 9 February 2017
New Orleans is more than a celebration and Mardi Gras city – it is a place filled with life, culture, attractions and friendly people. Other than rejoicing in music and dancing, visitors and locals can visit the city’s museums, great places for sharing knowledge and insights about local and global culture. Check out the ten best museums in the city of New Orleans.
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New Orleans Museum of Art

On December 16th 1911, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) opened its doors with only nine pieces of art. As years progressed, more artworks were added – NOMA currently holds over 40,000 artworks. The various exhibits include French and American art, photography and glass works, and African and Japanese pieces. The museum is constantly growing, which is why it is considered one of the top art museums in the South. Visitors can explore the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, a five-acre sculpture installation that houses over 60 sculptures on a beautiful landscape. Foothills, lagoons, Spanish moss, pines, magnolias, camellias and pedestrian bridges fill the garden. NOMA is committed to preserving and presenting its collections and its sculpture garden and to remain a museum which unites, inspires and engages various cultures.

Address & Telephone Number: 1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 658 4100

The National WWII Museum

History Museum, Theater
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The National WWII Museum

TripAdvisor rated this museum the number one tourist attraction in New Orleans. Congress considers the museum the official WWII museum of the United States. This popular historical monument is located in Downtown New Orleans and houses exhibits, restoration works, a period dinner theater and restaurants. Established in 2000, the National WWII Museum is an incredible place to experience and learn about World War II and honor the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the world and their country. Visitors can witness the efforts of civilians and the combat experience of soldiers. The museum offers unique exhibits, multimedia experiences, artifacts and first-person oral narratives of the war. The stories cover why the war started, how it was won, and the importance it still has today. Guests can view collections of wartime bombers and aircrafts while touring the museum.

Address & Telephone Number: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 528 1944

More Info
Mon - Sun:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Gift Shop, Entrance Fee
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