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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

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Address: 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203-4775
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+1 318-362-5540
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Located in one of the last standing buildings from the World War II Selman...

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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Great museum

So much to see. Excellent variety of world war II items. Very nice display cases and nice for Monroe Louisiana

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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Bastrop, Louisiana

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Bastrop, Louisiana
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

So much to see. Excellent variety of world war II items. Very nice display cases and nice for Monroe Louisiana

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This museum is run by General Chennault's granddaughter who has devoted timeless energy to make this a premiere destination museum. she has made numerous trips to Washington D. C. as well as to China Albeit it relatively small, every room is paced with so much history one can easily spend hours without seeing it al.

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Thank TravelingShoes1-2-3
New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

What started out as a tribute to local hero Clare Chennault has grown over the years to become a very nice War Memorial and Museum. In addition to the World War 2 displays, there is a lot of information on the Viet Nam conflict. Of particular interest is the collection of military aircraft the museum now has. One aircraft from... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

If my review is helpful, please give me a “helpful” vote. 1. My Background/Expectations. This was my first visit to the museum. As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and history enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for military museums when I am travelling for business or vacation. This museum is worth a 1 1/2 hr detour if... More 

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Thank raj0302
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

As a vet, I find this museum fantastic. Wonderful collections. Fees for to charities. Local heroes represented. Bravo.

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Thank Sean P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Worth visiting, nice set up and lots of history. Looks small from the outside but it comes to life and is laid out that you will be amazed at how much they have displayed.

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Thank Walt R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

For a museum without an admission charge, this museum was quite impressive. Tons of memorabilia and history to help our children learn more about the people who have served our country. The guides were helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

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Thank Andrea H
Madisonville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum is a hidden gem in Monroe, La. just of I-20. It is small but packed with history from WW I to Dessert Storm with a great room that is dedicated to Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers & his contribution to the Chinese efforts to stop the Japanese & it's FREE. There is even a animatronic Claire Chennault... More 

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Thank skyhawk13
Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I have always been a P40 fan and an admirer of Claire Chennault. The museum is staffed by volunteers who love the subject matter and are very knowledgeable! Had a great time and learned some history I did not know! Did you know Delta Airlines started in Monroe? Me neither! Enjoy!!

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Thank Michael M
Shreveport, LA
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Wanted to visit this museum for some time, and finally made it. I was surprised at the number of artifacts on display; something over 11,000, I believe. We needed much more time to do the displays justice. It was our good fortune to hit a rather quiet time, so we were treated to a tour loaded with information on General... More 

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