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National World War II Museum poised for major expansion

15 January 2007

The WWII Museum in New Orleans has announced plans for a $300 million expansion project which will be begin with bids sometime in March or April of this year.

The creation of historian Stephen Ambrose, the Warehouse district attraction opened in June of 2000 and has been designated by Congress as the official World War II museum.

Plans include an expansion of 245,000 sq. ft of exhibit space that will display all theatres of the war and all the U.S. Military services involved. The addition is scheduled for final completion in 2014.

Currently, the WWII main center is a fascinating tour of the events involving D-Day and the Pacific theatre. It is a must see venue for anyone coming to New Orleans. More than a quarter of a million visitors visited the museum each year pre-Katrina and that number is expected to return as the city continues its rebirth.

Guests of the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast have given the facility rave reviews and we encourage every American and visitors to our country alike, to experience what this world class museum has to offer. Highly recommended.

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