Normandy Visitors Center
Normandy Visitors Center
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DKPuck
Muncie, IN1,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Don't just visit the cemetery on your stop. Be sure to visit the museum and the exhibits. They are down very well and tell the story of the storming of the beached on D Day.
Written 5 June 2023
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6_Speed_Automatic
Covington, LA269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This review is from the prospective self driving tour of Normandy....

The Normandy American Cemetery was part of a pilgrimage on behalf of my father who was a WWII vet. He was a mechanic on B-17s in England which provided advance bombing raids to destroy Nazi infrastructure prior to D-Day.

Before wondering into the cemetery, make sure to visit the lower level of the Visitor Center. It follows all the Allied preparation for D-Day down to sample uniforms, photos, recordings, and equipment. Gives prospective of the amount of effort and coordination for a successful invasion.

While in the cemetery, just reflect on the sacrifice of thousand of American soldiers lost in the battle who did not return home. Each marker has the name, rank, and the home state of each. Hits home when you come across someone from your home state.
Written 16 November 2022
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bg564
Windhoek, Namibia854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The visitors center is well organized and has some good exhibits which puts the sacrifice of so many into context. Well worth visiting before going to visit the cemetery.
Written 16 October 2022
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The-Farias
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany1,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
What an experience to see this place. I can’t even imagine what these men went though during that time. It’s a peaceful and restful place now. Thank you for everything you did and thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Always remembered never forgotten.
Written 12 July 2022
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a must-see museum for everyone visiting the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. I recommend you see the museum before you go outside to the cemetery. The museum is so well done, plan to spend a few hours inside before you go outside to the cemetery. There are so many wonderful displays and personal stories of the soldiers, you can read for a very long time. The museum pays tribute to those who lost their lives for freedom. It is something we will never forget.
The flag ceremony at 5pm was also reverent with Taps. If you are able, do stay around to honor those who died.
Written 31 May 2022
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The perfect prelude to visiting the cemetery on the same grounds. Read ahead and the area will make more sense, or hire a guide. This center is an essential stop when visiting Normandy for WWII history, or otherwise. A worthy tribute and a great level of detail into what happened here and across the D-Day beaches.
Written 15 March 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Visitor center is in fact the entrance to the American cemetery on Omaha beach. It's situated just by a huge free parking lot.
During our visit on Oct, 31 it was closed (due to Covid if I remember correctly), but all other places around were open for visit.
However, do visit the amazing infinity pool oriented towards the English Channel at the back of the center which you can approach on your right from the walking path to the cemetery.
The pool symbolizes the Channel and in front of you stand the landing beaches - fab water art installation.
Written 22 December 2021
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jannettb2017
Belfair, WA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is an excellent and very moving visitor center. Take the time to thoroughly explore it and it’s displays .
Written 20 July 2021
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Daniel C Radu
Limerick, Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It's ... difficult to be there, specially if you happen to meet one of the veterans around, that happen to me on my August 2015 trip and its difficult, you can get easily emotional. But for all that I think everyone should visit these places as overall I think they make you a better person, you'll find a world of knowledge, a world of pain and suffering and at the same time a wold of hope, I think that if you go and visit these places they will calm you, they will make you rethink your priorities and principles. If you visit this place, you most definitely should, be careful there is a dress code that needs to be followed, hope for a beautiful sunny day, sit down and watch the movies they put on for you and when you return to you car toward the car park, don't drive away, go towards the beech to find the German bunkers. you will be impressed. Been there many times, too many to count, and I'll definitely go again.
Written 16 June 2021
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Michael R W
Katy, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were very pleased everywhere we visited in Normandie. The food and wines were excellent and one day we would like to return. We stayed at Hôtel d'Argouges and like it very much. On the wall in the foyer was a black & white picture of an American Sherman Tank...I studied it closely each building & every window knowing it was parked on the street in front of the hotel - walking outside the street scene matched perfectly with the photo on the wall taken in 1944...the observation confirmed the peace held & Bayeux was spared the fighting that raged in 1944!

The trip to Pointe duHauc was chilling...the stark scars of battle dots the landscape and the main viewing turret was like the movie...As a young teenager, I had met General Earl Rudder who was the Commander of the 2nd Ranger Batallion that took this hunk of Rock from the Allemande...many of the craters were made by the Battleship Texas with her 14-inch guns - I have been on Board of that Battle Wagon many times as a visitor...it was moored on the Houston Ship Channel since the late forties at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds...she is in dry dock and will be returned to viewing status in about 2yrs...In Texas we don't through anything of value away!
Written 22 May 2020
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