The National World War II Museum
Located in the business district of New Orleans is the National World War II Museum, one of Guardian Music and Group Travel’s favorite New Orleans attractions. Formerly known as the National D-Day Museum, this museum details of the United States’ involvement in World War II.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has been the designated by Congress as the official World War II Museum for America.
Since its beginnings in June of 2000, the museum has continued to open exhibits and expand. It has opened the Solomon Victory Theater, the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, and the Campaigns of Courage pavilion and there are current plans for more expansion with a Liberation Pavilion.
Guardian loves the National World War II Museum because of its interactivity. With a completely 4D movie experience in the Solomon Victory Theater that emphasizes the U.S. involvement in the Allied victory and multiple spaces that illustrate the war, you will be impressed, shocked and informed around every corner you look.
We recommend you allocate 2-3 hours to fully experience the engaging and interactive museum. With so many expansive exhibits and additions, every portion of the museum deserves to be explored in its entirety.
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Eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage site. These new additions join the ranks of China’s Forbidden City, the Palace at Versailles in France, Machu Picchu and Vatican City.
Wright’s architecture signifies the first inclusion of modern architecture to the protected sites. His Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Frederick C. Robie House of Chicago are just a few to be mentioned. His work is famous for its use of ‘organic architecture.’
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said the nomination process for this collection took 15 years. And according to UNESCO, the sites must fulfill one of ten requirements such as a masterpiece of human creative genius, bear testimony to a civilization which is living or has disappeared, represent earth’s major history or contain habitats that are conserved for biological diversity, among others specified.