If you are going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, The National WWII Museum is a must-see attraction for travelers of all ages.

For after hours fun, the Museum has made New Orleans’ Warehouse District a night time destination by launching a first-of-its-kind entertainment spectacular using 4D technology called Expressions of America. Hosted by actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise, this new technological innovation uses projection mapping to transform the museum’s outdoor campus into an immersive, cinematic theater.

Additionally, the Museum houses 300,000-square feet of immersive exhibits and multimedia experiences, including an exploration of the road to war and how the war was fought on the Home Front, a 4D movie narrated by Tom Hanks, a tour aboard the most successful submarine in World War II, the Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered special exhibit and 40s-inspired performances at the BB’s Stage Door Canteen

Co-founded by Band of Brothers best-selling author and historian Dr. Stephen Ambrose, The National WWII Museum offers visitors an intimate and personal view of World War II, highlighting not just the role of world leaders, but also the everyday men and women of what’s said to be the greatest generation. History-buffs looking to stay near the museum can book their stay at The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, an art deco-style property located on The National WWII Museum’s campus.