WW2 Museum breaks attendance record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum says it set an attendance record this month.

It says 3,556 visitors came in on March 11. That’s 295 more than the previous record, set March 27, 2009.

Museum vice president Stephen Watson says continuing expansion gives visitors more ways to experience the war that changed the world.

The newest pavilion opened Jan. 13. The US Freedom Pavilion includes an interactive exhibit simulating the final battle of the submarine USS Tang. Up to 27 people at a time stand at recreated battle stations for a presentation using sound, motion and digital graphics.

Other exhibits include seven airplanes, two tanks, a half-track and an ambulance, an interactive exhibit about difficult choices, and an exhibit about The Boeing Co., which donated $15 million toward the pavilion.

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