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NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 16, 2014) - TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice awards for Museums based on feedback from millions of the website's visitors and TripAdvisor travelers. The National WWII Museum moved up to the No. 4 museum in the United States and was once again named the top attraction in New Orleans for 2014.
The Museum was also named the No. 11 museum worldwide for 2014. It is up from the No. 7 museum in the United States last year and No. 14 across the globe. The three-spot jump in both categories is one of the widest jumps amongst all museums on the list. The Museum remains the No. 1 attraction in New Orleans for the second consecutive year.
Travelers' Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
"The highest compliment we can receive is from the visitors themselves," said Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, president and chief executive officer of The National WWII Museum. "The Museum portrays the American experience of WWII with world-class exhibits that we hoped would attract the people of America and the world, and they have."
This year has brought unprecedented attendance to the Museum, including attracting its 4-millionth visitor this summer. Expansion continues at the Museum's six-acre campus in New Orleans thanks to support from the State of Louisiana and supporters across the nation. The newest exhibit pavilion, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, is slated to open in December, bringing an unprecedented blend of set design, macro-artifacts, digital technology, first-person narratives, and produced video to tell the epic story of the United States' involvement in the war's European theater like never before.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook page.