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Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum

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Great FREE attraction for a day drive from New Orleans

Having come to New Orleans several times for business meetings, I was struggling to find... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Lorraine M
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Lancaster
Interesting Museum

This museum offers two very distinct halves. One is devoted to aviation - air racing in... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2015
herbeehusker
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texas
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5 Dec 2016
“Great FREE attraction for a day drive from New Orleans”
12 Sep 2015
“Interesting Museum”
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118 Cotten Rd., Patterson, LA 70392
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having come to New Orleans several times for business meetings, I was struggling to find suggestions for things to see and do within a day's drive of the city. While headed for Avery island we stopped at the St Mary's Parrish visitor center where the...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This museum offers two very distinct halves. One is devoted to aviation - air racing in particular. Beautiful vintage air racing ships, very nicely displayed. Very nice audio/visual displays. The other side features a history of the logging industry in the area. We were very...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Off the path but a gem of a boutique aviation museum. These two men built the fastest planes of their time and raced and won so many air races. The planes on display, the video history of the men and their times and the hands...More

Thank HENRY T
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Not a very big place, but we often go when friends or family come to visit us from out of town. Worth the time to stop in and take a few pics and learn some louisiana history.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 14 February 2015

What a strange combination - but all three were most interesting. The cypress harvest in Louisiana was quite shocking. Seeing movies of the harvest and processing of cypress trees over 3500 years old was something I had not seen before. I have driven past this...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This museum gave a very good idea of the life of the swamp dwellers and the sawmills. Interesting artifacts. The air part something for plane enthusiasts on this period in the 30's

Thank rdrat
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This museum is small but well organized and informative. One side tells about the cypress and spanish moss industries. The other features the work of aviation pioneers Wendell and Wilkie. For anyone interested in the airplane racing of earlier days - don't miss the excellent...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We took a short trip to see this museum and found it well worth the effort. This small museum has two sides, one devoted to history of the area cypress logging industry which thrived in the late 19th and early part of the 20th century,...More

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