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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203-4775
+1 318-362-5540
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This is a must do and a must go. So much to see, so much to experience. One of the two best in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The visit to this Museum was really informative and gave you a lesson in history. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Located in one of the last standing buildings from the World War II Selman Field Army Air Corps Navigation School, the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum highlights northeast Louisiana's impact on aviation and military history. Admission is always free. Exhibits feature weaponry, uniforms, photographs, documents and other artifacts. A growing collection of military aircraft is located outside. All branches of the U.S. military are featured, from World War I through the present day, and there are also exhibits on Selman Field (which trained over 15,000 navigators) and Delta Airlines (which was born in Monroe from a regional crop dusting service). An extensive exhibit is dedicated to the life and times of Gen. Claire L. Chennault (a northeast Louisiana native) and his Flying Tigers fighter group.
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701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203-4775
+1 318-362-5540

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do and a must go. So much to see, so much to experience. One of the two best in the area for the family. The only other thing in this area, besides the zoo, is the Natural History Museum at the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The visit to this Museum was really informative and gave you a lesson in history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of valuable information. He is clearly a master on his subject. The tour through the Museum was great and I...More

Thank izaks2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a must see for anyone living or traveling through the Monroe area. You are able to watch a video before touring where you can get a true feel for our nation's greatest heroes. There is much to see and much to learn not...More

Thank brenda h
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone who values our country's military history. It is very detailed and just a neat place to read stories from soldiers accounts. Highly recommend.

Thank Missy4t
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We have visited this museum multiple times. You cannot get through everything in an hour. As they have expanded to restore old planes, we are excited to see more. The gentlemen who volunteer over at the hangar care so much about the history and will...More

Thank Shauna P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

So touching to see. Brought out a lot of emotion. Very proud to have this in my home town and to see a section dedicated to my father-in-law, Gus Petterson!

Thank Irishblood1
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This remarkable museum conveys local, state, national and world history in the most accessible way -- from the perspectives of those who lived it. The theme is military and aviation history. The personal stories of Vets are throughout, accompanied by an extraordinary range of artifacts....More

Thank S B J
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We were near the museum and had some spare time. Glad we did. Didn't look like much from the outside but was cram packed with history. There were very few people there but what a great museum. The lady that was working there was very...More

Thank cms28269
Reviewed 28 March 2017

An amazing collection hidden away near the airport. Excellent exhibits on WW I, WW II, and Vietnam in addition to the one on Chennault. Weapons, uniforms, photos, personal stories are all here in this hidden gem. Allow at least two hours, if not more to...More

Thank johnpI25AR
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

There is so much more to this museum than you can imagine before you enter and start touring. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is no admission charge, but donations can be made in containers scattered throughout the exhibits. We were told that displays...More

Thank Paula M
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