WWII Museum Ranked #3 in USA, #8 in World


TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has just announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for museums. The National WWII Museum, in New Orleans, was ranked #3 in the U.S., and #8 in the World. Says TripAdvisor about the WWII Museum: “A blend of impressive narrative and detail, featuring profound exhibits, multimedia experiences and a collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the Second World War.” New Orleans is the home of Andrew Higgins, designer of the “Higgins Boat,” which was used by the Allied forces on D-Day. General Dwight Eisenhower said Higgins “is the man who won the war for us.”

Award winners were determined by TripAdvisor using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 Museums in the U.S:
1. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
3. The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Art Institute of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
5. USS Midway Museum — San Diego, California
6. National Air and Space Museum — Washington, D.C.
7. American Museum of Natural History — New York City, New York
8. The Getty Center — Los Angeles, California
9. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex — Titusville, Florida
10. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum — Washington, D.C.

Top 10 Museums in the World:
1. Musée d’Orsay — Paris, France
2. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
4. The British Museum — London, United Kingdom
5. Prado National Museum — Madrid, Spain
6. Acropolis Museum — Athens, Greece
7. Louvre Museum — Paris, France
8. The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
9. National Museum of Anthropology — Mexico City, Mexico
10. War Remnants Museum — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

You can see the complete rankings here.
You can visit the WWII Museum website here.