After lunch at Pêche, I walked to the massive National WWII Museum, which was a couple of blocks away. The museum spans four buildings, with at least one more to come. I spent the rest of the day there.
The museum’s SotA theatre features a 4D film called Beyond All Boundaries, about the course of WWII. Running 45-minutes, it’s pretty superficial, but worth watching. “4D” means that real artifacts periodically showed up in front of the screen, and that the seats occasionally rattled during scenes that included tank or bombings. Not recommended for people with epilepsy—there were lots of flashing lights.
For me, the most interesting building in the museum complex was the Boeing Center, a four-story open atrium containing some of the planes, tanks, and ground vehicles that won the war. Catwalks allow people w/o vertigo to see the airplanes from all angles.
The museum also offers some interesting dining and entertainment options. There’s the Stage Door Canteen, with live shows like America’s Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters; the American Sector restaurant, for New Orleans cuisine; and the Soda Shop, which has a 1940s ambiance…
…but, unfortunately, 2015 prices.